Hockey News: Olympic Rosters; Hockey Hug Gone Wrong

Your go-to site for every countries’ roster at the upcoming Olympic games. [Sportsnet]

People are picking at Team Canada’s roster, reaching to find flaws, but it’s not as if they went with grit (Ryan Callahan) over pure skill (Bobby Ryan) because that would just be crazy. [TSN]

What? Steve Yzerman stuck to his principals and didn’t play favorites by putting his own guy on Team Canada? How dare he. [Globe and Mail] Tampa Bay Lightning Martin St Louis - Photo By Andy Martin Jr Martin St. Louis is one of those guys you love to cheer for, and after being left off the Olympic squad, he promptly scored two goals to help lead his team to victory. [Toronto Star]

Now that P.K Subban has made Team Canada, Michel Therrien can go back to disliking him. [Hockey Inside Out]

The Habs took a gamble signing Subban to a bridge contract, and now the reigning Norris Trophy winner might be commanding close to 9 million dollars a season. [Cornwall Free News]

The Buffalo Sabres are set to name Tim Murray as their new General Manager. [Ottawa Sun]

Claude Giroux seemed like a lock to make Team Canada in the summer. What changed? [Bleacher Report]

Analyzing Giroux’s effectiveness for the Flyers. [Broad Street Hockey]

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Philadelphia Flyers – Claude Giroux – Photo by Andy Martin Jr

The week wasn’t all bad for Giroux, as he and Daniel Briere received championship rings from their time in Europe during the lock-out. []

Now for one you don’t hear every day: Colorado Avalanche forward Ryan O’Reilly got hurt during a goal celebration. [Yahoo Sports]

Speaking of O’Reilly, here’s a trade rumor for you. [Editor in Leaf]

The Avs hockey hug disaster certainly wasn’t the first of its kind, and not the worst. Just ask Jason Arnott. [Ghost Load]

The Penguins are playing some great hockey, despite little to no contribution from their bottom six forwards. That Sidney Crosby guy might have something to do with it. [HockeyBuzz]

And finally, Ray Ferraro learned it’s best not to bring coffee down to ice level. [YouTube]