Post Tagged with: "Olympics"

Pat Quinn at the World Junior Championships

Quinn and Tikhonov: The Hockey World Grows Smaller

On Sunday, the hockey world lost two recognizable figures with the passing of legendary Soviet coach Viktor Tikhonov and former NHL player and coach Pat Quinn. The 84-year-old Tikhonov passed […]

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Remembering Viktor Tikhonov: A Hockey Legend

Most North American hockey observers remember Viktor Tikhonov as a harsh taskmaster, who ruled over his players like a drill sergeant, barking out orders and letting them know who was […]

Goaltenders will do whatever it takes to buy extra time after their team is guilty of an icing call. (Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports)

Sergei Bobrovsky Favors Olympic Games Over World Cup

In this translated interview, originally appearing on the popular Russian portal Sovsport.ru, Sergei Bobrovsky discussed his return, shared his views on Olympic Games and World Cup, and refused to reveal any […]

Harry Ellis Watson of the Toronto Granites hockey club

3 Legendary Olympic Hockey Players You’ve Never Heard Of

When Alan Eagleson brought the 1972 Summit Series to fruition, North American hockey fans quickly learned that the rest of the world had some serious talent.  The Canadians severely underestimated […]

by · February 19, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Olympics
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Young Oilers Defensemen Gaining Valuable Experience at Olympic Games

For the Edmonton Oilers, much of the Olympic hockey talk was around disappointment. Young stars Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle falling short of making Team Canada or Nail Yakupov being […]

by · February 19, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, Olympics
(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

Men’s Olympic Hockey: 3 Disappointments From Pool Play

The Men’s Olympic Hockey Tournament has been going on smoothly through pool play. Team U.S.A and Sweden have separated themselves from the rest of the nations as the best teams. […]

by · February 17, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Olympics
Patrice Bergeron a Key to Canada’s Gold Medal Hopes

Patrice Bergeron a Key to Canada’s Gold Medal Hopes

It’s not often that a fourth line winger can be counted as a key to victory for a team, but Patrice Bergeron is that exception for Canada this Olympics. A […]

by · February 14, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics
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Your Anaheim Olympic Update

Good news everyone! Every Duck in the Olympics is undefeated after their first game. We’ve seen some pretty strong showings thus far, while some are still unclipping their wings after […]

by · February 13, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Anaheim Ducks, Olympics
Roberto Luongo was the starter in 2010, will he retain his spot in 2014?

Sochi Olympics: Who Has the Best Goaltending?

With the Sochi Olympics underway and the men’s olympic hockey tournament in just seven days, anticipation and excitement is climbing. There have been countless predictions and analysis of all the […]

by · February 7, 2014 · 1 comment · NHL Goaltending, Olympics
Hey, we have finally made it. Soon it begins.... (File Photo)

This Olympics Preview Under Construction Like Sochi!

This is a creation literally four years in the making. It will not spare pleasantries. It will be on the edge and it may go over the edge sometimes. Realistically […]

by · February 7, 2014 · 3 comments · Olympics
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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 […]

by · January 27, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Olympics
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 […]

by · January 20, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Olympics