Hockey News: Luongo Hurt; Finland Wins Gold

The World Junior Hockey Championship came to a dramatic end yesterday, as the pesky Fins beat their rival Sweden (and host nation) in overtime to capture the gold. [Buzzing the Net]

Russia downed Canada to take the bronze and send the Canucks home medal-less for the second straight year. [Toronto Sun]

Don Cherry feels that an anti-Ontario sentiment cost Team Canada a gold medal. [CBC]

Grapes also came to Brian Burke’s defense in the whole Bobby Ryan fiasco. [Toronto Star]

Bobby Ryan was left off the 2014 U.S. Olympic team. [photo: Kris Krug]
Bobby Ryan was left off the 2014 U.S. Olympic team. [photo: Kris Krug]
Meanwhile, David Poile attempted to apologize to Ryan and the Senators. [Ottawa Sun]

Dustin Brown started his Olympic job early, taking out Roberto Luongo and sending Canada’s goaltending situation into disarray. [Vancouver Sun]

As a result, the Canucks signed a 43 year-old goalie to back-up Eddie Lack against the Ducks. [The Province]

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Derek MacKenzie was suspended three games for boarding Oliver Ekman-Larsson. [Hockey Fights]

Sabres defenceman Tyler Myers has a phone hearing for his head-shot to Devils forward Dainius Zubrus. [In Lou we Trust]

Tyler Myers Buffalo Sabres

The Leafs traded John-Michael Liles in the middle of the Winter Classic. [HockeyBuzz]

Evgeni Malkin returned to the Penguins line-up and promptly got three points. [Pensburgh]

Ryan Suter scored a hat trick. No other Minnesota Wild defenceman has ever done that. [The Hockey News]

Are the Oilers ready to part ways with Sam Gagner? His tiny two-year contract extension probably already made that pretty clear. [Edmonton Journal]

The Ducks have given former Oiler Andrew Cogliano a shiny new contract. [ESPN]

And finally, here is TSN’s projected roster for Team Canada in Sochi. The official announcement will be made tomorrow at 11am. [TSN]