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Teamwork Trumps Talent: Finland Wins Bronze in Sochi

No Mikko Koivu? No Valtteri Filppula? No Aleksander Barkov? No problem for Finland. What looked like an unlikely medal before the tournament with the “power house” Russians, Americans, Swedes and […]

by · February 25, 2014 · 1 comment · International Hockey, Olympics
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Olympic Injuries Impact Playoff Races

With all the concern over Olympic injuries, many were questioning whether the NHL should send its players to Pyeongyang for the 2018 games. While that’s still up for debate – […]

by · February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Injury Report, Olympics
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Teemu Selanne: Still surprising in Sochi

Looking back on the Olympic men’s hockey tournament, which wrapped up yesterday with another gold for Team Canada, there were more surprises than I expected. I touted Oliver Ekman-Larsson as […]

by · February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Anaheim Ducks, Olympics
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5 Ducks Come Back to Anaheim With Olympic Hardware

Before we commend our Ducks on their fine work in Sochi, let’s all give a hearty round of applause for the Canadians, Swedes and Finns for their dilligent work. Also, […]

by · February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Anaheim Ducks, Olympics
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Grading the Penguins Olympians

Seven Penguins and a coaching staff went to Sochi. Four Penguins will return with medals. It certainly isn’t a bad haul for the group as a whole, but the Penguins […]

by · February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Olympics, Pittsburgh Penguins
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Team Canada’s Gold Defence: How They Silenced the Critics

Team Canada was under heavy scrutiny in the months and years leading up to the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Many fans and analysts questioned whether the goaltending would be good enough […]

by · February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Olympics
The Importance of the Empty Netter

The Importance of the Empty Netter

Hockey is a unique sport. There isn’t another sport (maybe with the exception of Soccer) where you can take a player off the playing surface and add an attacker. But […]

by · February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Olympics, Women's Hockey
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Making The Grade: Red Wings’ Olympic Report Cards

The Detroit Red Wings had a solid showing at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. It’s now time to take a look back on their individual performances and handout some report cards: […]

by · February 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Detroit Red Wings, Olympics
Reports say that Sidney Crosby was upset with Dan Bylsma's coaching on and off the ice. (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

USA Men’s Hockey: Is Dan Bylsma to Blame for Disappointing Finish?

The fall of the USA Men’s Hockey team was a disappointment to everyone involved. It was a “collapse” as defenseman Ryan Sutter put it, a “failure to show up” as […]

by · February 22, 2014 · 6 comments · International Hockey, Olympics
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Olympic Toll, Old Hat For Blackhawks

With the NHL season resuming in less than a week, the Chicago Blackhawks will be returning to a bleaker reality than they’ve grown accustomed to in the past. The time […]

by · February 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks, Olympics
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Why Team Canada Beat Team USA

When the dust settled, it was Team Canada moving on to face Sweden in the gold medal game, having edged the Americans 1-0 in the highly-anticipated semifinal matchup. The score […]

by · February 21, 2014 · 2 comments · International Hockey, Olympics
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Olympic Hockey Problems: Club Team or Country?

Every four years, we as hockey fans cast regional club team allegiances aside in order to embrace patriotism at the Winter Olympic hockey tournament. Watching NHL players at the Games […]

by · February 21, 2014 · 2 comments · Olympics