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Carolina Hurricanes’ Olympic Roster Rundown

Throughout their history in Raleigh, the Carolina Hurricanes have had their share of ups and downs.  They’ve won one Stanley Cup Final, reached another, and made the Eastern Conference Finals […]

Thornton is still a top-tier forward (Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI)

Seven Sharks at Olympic Camps, Who Will Play in Sochi?

Eight Sharks players were representing their countries the last time the Winter Olympics came around.  This year, seven invites have been sent to Sharks at Olympic Camps for Sochi 2014. […]

by · July 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics, San Jose Sharks
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Olympic Invitees: Colorado Avalanche Edition

It has been a busy past seven days in the NHL. After much deliberation, it was finally decided that NHL players will be participating in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in […]

by · July 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Colorado Avalanche, International Hockey, Olympics
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Golden Goalies: Team Finland’s Elite Group of Goalies

Great goaltending can take a team just about anywhere, just look at Cam Ward and Tim Thomas’ Stanley Cup run, and I believe that the Olympics are no different. When […]

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Detroit Red Wings Headline Sochi-Olympic Camp Invitees

It’s official. The NHL will be sending it’s players to Sochi, Russia, in 2014 for the Winter Olympic Games. After much speculation and patience, international ice hockey fans can breathe […]

by · July 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, International Hockey, Olympics
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A Look at the 2013-2014 Canadian Women’s Hockey Roster

In preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Hockey Canada announced a 27-player roster in April that will centralize in 2013-2014. Final cuts still have to be made, but […]

Sidney Crosby is one of many Team Canada hopefuls high on talent, but low on international ice experience. (VancityAllie/Flickr)

Canada Unveils Coaching Staff and Orientation Camp Roster for Sochi

Two important announcements were made this week by Hockey Canada and specifically 2014 Olympic architect Steve Yzerman. They announced that Mike Babcock would be behind the bench again to lead Canada […]

by · July 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Olympics
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Did Team USA Go Too Young on Olympic Camp Roster?

The Winter Olympics is still months away, but Team USA has announced the roster that will be invited to Olympic camp. There seems to be a trend this time around: […]

by · July 23, 2013 · 1 comment · Olympics
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Praising Arizona: The Coyotes and Their Local Impact

“My dad is from Detroit and played his entire life.  So right when I could walk he put me in skates.  Ever since then, that is what I have wanted […]

KHL Expansion – A Boon or Bust

KHL Expansion – A Boon or Bust

The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), borne from the Russian Superleague, is the premier European hockey league. In existence since 2008, there have been few changes in the makeup of teams, […]

by · June 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, KHL
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Does Canada’s Women’s Hockey Team Need A Changing of the Guard?

There are several images that stick out from the 2013 IIHF Women’s World Championships. Jenn Wakefield’s backhand top-shelf shootout goal to help seal a preliminary round victory for Canada over the United States. Amanda Kessel’s bottle-popping game-winner in the third period of the gold medal game. The victorious Americans bounding toward their goaltender as the horn sounded, a shower of sticks and gloves in their wake, the signature of nearly every hockey championship.

by · May 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Women's Hockey
Jhonas Enroth is also an undersized goalie that made it to the NHL. Will Juuse Saros follow in his footsteps? (Micheline/SynergyMax)

Sabres Shine At IIHF World Championship

While not playing in the playoffs is devastating to an NHL player, one bright spot of missing, or being knocked out early, is the opportunity for some players to play […]

by · May 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres, International Hockey