Brooks Orpik doesn't belong on Team USA Olympic roster. (Kris Krug)

Brooks Orpik Doesn’t Belong on Team USA Olympic Roster

Brooks Orpik doesn’t belong on the Team USA Olympic roster. As THW’s Mike Colligan pointed out, Orpik’s game has declined. He’s slow of foot and he’s unable to keep up with any […]

by · February 5, 2014 · 16 comments · Olympics, Pittsburgh Penguins
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Minnesota Wild Leaders on Team USA

As Team USA gears up for the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, Minnesota Wild fans have yet another reason to be glued to the TV during this upcoming event that […]

Gary Bettman runs the show. (Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE)

Should the NHL Allow Their Players to Play in 2014 Sochi Olympics?

The 2014 Sochi Olympics are right around the corner and the NHL is taking a two-week break to allow their players to represent their countries. However, the five hundred pound […]

by · February 2, 2014 · 1 comment · International Hockey, Olympics
Hockey Coaching Degree at Haaga-Helia University (Toni Pylvänäinen/IIHF)

Finnish U Offers Coaching Degrees in Hockey

The Finnish Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences offers BA and MA degrees in Sports and Leisure Management with a specialization in ice hockey coaching. Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Finland […]

by · February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · International Hockey
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Team Canada: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not?

It has been a little over three weeks since Team Canada was announced for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Within seconds of the announcement, hockey fans all over North America raced […]

by · January 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Olympics
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Road to Sochi: Top Prospects to Watch At 2014 Winter Olympics

Going into the 2014 Winter Olympic, there are several young prospects who will be given the opportunity to represent their country. While most of the leading nations have built star-studded […]

by · January 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Olympics, Prospects
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Lyndsey Fry: Going For The Gold and Making History

  Accompanied by her dad, six year old Lyndsey Fry arrived for her first open skate at an ice rink in Chandler, Arizona.  The elder Fry planned to rent his […]

by · January 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Olympics, Women's Hockey
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Solid Gold: Olympics Predictions from the THW Staff

With the Winter Olympics in Sochi a little under two weeks to go, the hockey tournament is one of the most anticipated events at the Winter Olympics.The rest of the […]

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5 Players Who Shouldn’t Waste Their Time in Sochi

On frozen ponds across Massachusetts, countless peewees have lived vicariously through a heroic Winthrop native. Time and time again youngsters take the form of Mike Eruzione and slide one past […]

by · January 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Olympics
Michael Grabner stepped up his play after returning from the Olympics, but has been sidelined lately due to a concussion. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Team Austria Eager to Surprise at the Olympics

Ice-hockey enjoys great and ever growing popularity in Austria Team Austria is one of the outsiders of the Olympic ice-hockey tournament. This fact is recognized by the Austrian ice-hockey community […]

A healthy Sidney Crosby is a nightmare for 29 other NHL teams. (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

The Sidney Crosby Secret: Becoming a Team Canada Captain

Sidney Crosby was named the captain of Team Canada for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games on Sunday. He already has an Art Ross Trophy, a Hart Trophy, and a Stanley Cup […]

by · January 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Olympics, Pittsburgh Penguins
Team Canada faces off against Team Snubbed: Sidney Crosby versus Claude Giroux

Olympic Hockey Showdown: Team Canada Versus Team Snubbed

After Hockey Canada announce the Team Canada roster going to Sochi to compete for gold at the 2014 Olympics, I posed the question: “What if Canada could take two squads […]