The Road to the European Trophy Goes Through Berlin

The Road to the European Trophy Goes Through Berlin

While August has been a rather quiet month for hockey in North America, the clubs in Europe have gotten their season under way as they vie for the European Trophy. […]

by · August 29, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey
Drew Doughty and the Los Angeles Kings are within one win of the Stanley Cup (Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE)

Team Canada 2014: Chemistry Will Be Key In Sochi

In addition to balancing the various roles and needs of the 2014 Olympic hockey team’s roster, Hockey Canada’s management will be required to balance 25 individuals with various comfort levels […]

by · August 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics
JVR's forced his friend to miss his flight so he could watch the gold medal game. (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

2010 Gold Medal Game: Where Were You When it Happened?

It’s been three and a half years since the United States and Canada battled on the sport’s biggest stage.  Families tuned into their TV’s with 28 million pairs of eyes […]

by · August 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Olympics
Roberto Luongo was the starter in 2010, will he retain his spot in 2014?

No Clear Favourite in Goal for Team Canada

With the Canadian Olympic orientation camp underway in Calgary this week, there is the natural predictions and guesswork on which players will make the final cut, which ones are too young and […]

by · August 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics
P.K. Subban. (Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports)

Team Canada 2014: Big Games and Big Pressure

In the pantheon of sports, the gold medal game of the Winter Olympics men’s hockey competition sits up there as one of the most prestigious – and pressure-packed – situations […]

by · August 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics
Sidney Crosby is one of many Team Canada hopefuls high on talent, but low on international ice experience. (VancityAllie/Flickr)

Team Canada 2014: Will Big Ice Experience Factor In?

The hockey world descended in on Canada Olympic Park in Calgary on Sunday as planning for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia began in earnest. Prime on the agenda? […]

by · August 26, 2013 · 3 comments · Olympics
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New Jersey Devils: Team America

As the NHL prepares to send its stars to the Olympics in 2014, I thought it would be worthwhile and interesting to put together a list of the best U.S. […]

by · August 17, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New Jersey Devils, Olympics
Captain Koivu (Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE)

Wild Invites to Olympic Orientation Camps

Seven members of the Minnesota Wild were recently invited to participate in the Olympic orientation camps for their respective countries. This came after the NHL and NHLPA reached an agreement last […]

by · August 17, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Minnesota Wild, Olympics
Alan Letang - KHL Medvescak Zagreb (Bourcier)

Differences in North American and European Players: Truth or Myth

I sat down with KHL Medvescak Zagreb Coach Mark French and captain Alan Letang to discuss the differences between playing and coaching in North America and Europe.  French was at […]

by · August 16, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, KHL
Hey, we have finally made it. Soon it begins.... (File Photo)

Enemy at the Games: Should Countries Boycott the 2014 Olympics?

Although the Cold War ended more than two decades ago, the first Olympic Games to be held in the new (more-or-less) democratic Russian Federation has managed to spark rumblings of […]

by · August 5, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, Olympics
Sidney Crosby & Marc-Andre Fleury, Will Both Be On Team Canada? Photo: "Cool Fleury" by michaelrighi

Why Marc-Andre Fleury’s Exclusion from Team Canada Could Benefit the Penguins

Given that Pittsburgh is arguably the most talented team in the NHL, it’s no surprise that so many Penguins have been invited to Olympic orientation camps.  Indeed, with Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz, […]

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A Look at the 2013-2014 USA Women’s Hockey Roster

In preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, USA Hockey announced a 25-player roster in June that will centralize in 2013-2014. Final cuts still have to be made, but […]