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Top German Player Leon Draisaitl Rated 4th Overall for NHL Entry Draft

MAY 29, 2014 — Team Germany’s early exit from the World Championships in Minsk, Belarus was disappointing, but center Leon Draisaitl is one of the few winners. From the opening faceoff in his first match at the Worlds, Draisaitl scored his first assist and showed why he is such a great talent – he was able to read the ...Full Article

Not Quite Revenge, But Sweet: Russia Beats Finland for World Championship

MAY 25, 2014 — MINSK, BELARUS — The 78th World Championship was opened by Rene Fasel (IIHF President) and Belarus´ president Alexander Lukaschenko in an impressive ceremony. As always ...Full Article

KHL: Iron Mike Keenan Leads Metallurg Manitogorsk to 1st Gagarin Cup win

MAY 8, 2014 — Founded in 1955, Metallurg had its best years from 1999-2008. During this period the team won three national championships (1999, 2001 & 2007), two European ...Full Article

Ingolstadt Panthers Shock DEL, Win Championship

MAY 1, 2014 — INGOLSTADT, GERMANY — Led by a former Anaheim Ducks prospect, goaltender Timo Pielmeier, the Ingolstadt Panthers became DEL champions earlier this week after defeating the ...Full Article

DEL Semifinal Matchups and Picks

APRIL 4, 2014 — The German Elite League (DEL) is heading into its semifinal round.  Our man in Europe, Ivo Jaschick, previews the semifinals and looks back at the ...Full Article

DEL Playoffs: Matchups and Predictions

MARCH 17, 2014 — GERMANY — Hockeytalk’s Ivo Jaschick takes a look at the German Elite League (DEL) playoffs. ROUND 1 BEST-OF-SEVEN: HAMBURG FREEZERS HOPE TO ICE THE ROOSTERS: ...Full Article

Oh, Canada: Gold Medals for Men, Women; Paralympic Gold in March?

FEBRUARY 23, 2014 — Sidney Crosby answered the critics with a goal, as did Chris Kunitz.  Jonathan Toews added another and Team Canada cruised to a 3-0 victory over ...Full Article

Mens Olympic Hockey Schedule and Results

2014 Sochi Olympics Mens Hockey Schedule and Results (Winning team in bold) DATE PACIFIC TIME EASTERN TIME MOSCOW TIME Game/Round Feb. 12 9 a.m. 12 p.m. 9 p.m. Czech ...Full Article

Canada 1 USA 0

FEBRUARY 21, 2014 — SOCHI, Russia – Jonathan Quick (Milford, Conn./Los Angeles Kings) made 36 saves but the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team fell to Canada, 1-0, in the semifinals ...Full Article

Semifinal Facts: Sweden v Finland, Canada v USA

FEBRUARY 20, 2014 — Hockeytalk takes a quick look at each semifinal matchup.  Our picks, plus some key stats: SWEDEN VS FINLAND 7am Eastern / 4am Pacific Time Finland: ...Full Article

Women: Canada 3 USA 2 (OT)

FEBRUARY 20, 2014 — A valiant fight by the US, who led 2-0 late in the third period, but Canada proved tough late.  A heartbreaker for Team USA.   ...Full Article

What’s Up with the 4:30am Start Time? & other Olympic hockey topics

FEBRUARY 19, 2014 — A few thoughts as we head into the semifinal round: GOOD QUESTION BOOMER My buddy Boomer Gordon from SiriusXM wondered aloud a couple of days ...Full Article

USA 5 Czech Republic 2

FEBRUARY 19, 2014 – SOCHI, Russia – The U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team received goals from five different players in its 5-2 quarterfinal round win over Czech Republic at the ...Full Article

USA Beats Slovenia, 5-1: Bye to Qualification Round; Kessel Hat; Miller in net

FEBRUARY 15, 2014 — SOCHI, Russia – Phil Kessel (Madison, Wis./Toronto Maple Leafs) scored three goals, each assisted by Joe Pavelski (Plover, Wis./San Jose Sharks), to help the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team ...Full Article

USA 3 Russia 2 (SO) Team USA can clinch Group A with victory vs. Slovenia tomorrow

FEBRUARY 15, 2014 — SOCHI, Russia – T.J. Oshie (Warroad, Minn./St. Louis Blues) scored four times on six shootout attempts, including the clinching tally in the eighth round, to ...Full Article

USA 7 Slovakia 1 in Opener

FEBRUARY 13, 2014 — SOCHI, Russia - The. U.S. Men’s Olympic Ice Hockey Team scored six straight second-period goals to surge past Slovakia, 7-1, in its opening game of the ...Full Article

USA Women Toppled by Canada 3-2

U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team Falls to Canada, 3-2, in Final Group Play Game at 2014 Olympic Winter Games Team USA will play Monday in semifinals SOCHI, Russia – Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, ...Full Article

Team USA Update: Quick in Net Thursday

FEBRUARY 12, 2014 — Surprised? How? No surprise as Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings gets the nod in the first game, in which Team USA will face ...Full Article

USA Women Top Switzerland, 9-0

U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team Beats Switzerland, 9-0, in Preliminary Round Action at 2014 Olympic Winter Games Coyne, Kessel both record four points; Schaus makes 10 saves for ...Full Article

Slovakia: Update – Gaborik out/Radivojevic in: 2014 Sochi Olympics Men’s Hockey Roster

JANUARY 7, 2014 — Slovakia’s Olympic team features 12 NHLers: Goaltenders: Peter Budaj, Montreal Canadiens Jaroslav Halak, St. Louis Blues Jan Laco, Donbass Donetsk (KHL) Defensemen: Ivan Baranka, Avangard ...Full Article

Finland: Update – Filppula Injured, Out: 2014 Sochi Olympics Men’s Hockey Roster

JANUARY 7, 2014 — Finland announced its 2014 Olympic roster shortly after winning the World Juniors for the third time.  Notable omission: Saku Koivu of the Ducks, whose brother, ...Full Article

Sweden: Update/Injury replacements – 2014 Olympics Men’s Hockey Roster

JANUARY 7, 2014 — Team Sweden unveiled its Sochi roster today: Goalkeepers: Jhonas Enroth, Buffalo Sabres (NHL) Jonas Gustavsson, Detroit Red Wings (NHL) Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers (NHL) ...Full Article

Canada: 2/6 Update: St. Louis In, Stamkos Out 2014 Sochi Olympics Men’s Hockey Roster

JANUARY 7, 2014 — HOCKEYTALK NEWS – TORONTO — GM of the Canadian Olympic team Steve Yzerman joined the coaching and executive staffs of Hockey Canada and the 2014 Canadian ...Full Article

Czech Republic: 2/5 Update: Erat in for Sobotka -2014 Sochi Olympics Men’s Hockey Roster

UPDATE: FEBRUARY 5, 2014 — Martin Erat of the Washington Capitals will replace the injured Vladimir Sobotka.  A surprise, in that Jiri Hudler (14-28-42) and Radim Vrbata (13-24-37) have ...Full Article

Draisaitl One of Germany’s All-Time Top Prospects

A new German Star at the Draft 2014 One of the best German prospects is Leon Draisaitl who will be available for being drafted 2014 in Philalephia (25./26. June). ...Full Article

Czech Republic Forgets What Year It Is With Petr Nedved Olympic Spot

JANUARY 8, 2014 — When each of the 12 nations competing at the 2014 Olympic Hockey Tournament announced their 25 man rosters during the last week there were a ...Full Article

Russia: Host Nation’s 2014 Sochi Olympics Men’s Hockey Roster

JANUARY 7, 2014 — Host nation Russia announced its 2014 Men’s Hockey roster for its Sochi Olympic Games: Goalkeepers: Sergei Bobrovski, Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL) Semyon Varlamov, Colorado Avalanche ...Full Article

Austria: 2014 Sochi Olympics Men’s Hockey Roster

JANUARY 7, 2014 — Austria named its Olympic roster, which features three NHLers: Thomas Vanek, Michael Grabner and Michael Raffl: Goaltenders: Bernhard Starkbaum, Brynas Gavle (SWE) Rene Swette, KAC ...Full Article

Switzerland: 2014 Sochi Olympics Men’s Hockey Roster

JANUARY 7, 2014 — Switzerland announced its 2014 Sochi Olympic Men’s Hockey roster yesterday, featuring eight NHLers (plus Luca Sbisa of the Ducks, currently injured, was named to the ...Full Article

Slovenia: 2014 Sochi Olympics Men’s Hockey Roster

JANUARY 7, 2014 — Slovenia announced its men’s hockey roster yesterday.  Only one NHLer, Anze Kopitar of the LA Kings, is included: Goalkeepers: Luka Gracnar, Red Bull Salzburg (AUT) ...Full Article

Latvia: 2014 Sochi Olympics Men’s Hockey Roster

JANUARY 7, 2014 — Latvia’s Olympic roster features just one NHLer, rookie forward Zemgus Girgensons of the Buffalo Sabres, as well as coach Ted Nolan, also of the Sabres. ...Full Article

Norway: 2014 Sochi Olympics Men’s Hockey Roster

JANUARY 7, 2014 — Norway named one NHLer, New York Rangers’ Mats Zuccarello, to its roster: Goaltenders: Lars Haugen, Dinamo Minsk (BLR/KHL) Lars Volden, Espoo Blues (FIN) Steffen Søberg, ...Full Article

News Link: Ristolainen OT Winner as Finland Tops Sweden for World Junior Championship Gold Medal

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USA: 2014 Sochi Olympics Men’s Hockey Roster

JANUARY 4, 2014 — USA Hockey announced its 2014 Sochi Olympic roster: # FORWARDS CLUB HEIGHT WEIGHT DOB BIRTHPLACE 42 D. BACKES STL 6’3″ 221 5/1/1984 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 23 ...Full Article

Uwe Krupp’s Life in Hockey

NOVEMBER 27, 2013 — COLOGNE GERMANY — Uwe Krupp started his career in his hometown of Cologne, Germany, with the DEL Sharks. After winning the German championship (1986), the ...Full Article

Europe: Kekalainen to Serve as Assistant GM for Team Finland at 2014 Sochi Olympics

OCTOBER 29, 2013 — COLUMBUS — The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today that General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen has been named assistant general manager for Team Finland in advance of ...Full Article

NHL First Round Draft Choices Who Have Played in Germany´s DEL

Here’s an interesting list courtesy our man in Europe, Ivo Jaschick:  NHL first round draftees who played in Germany’s DEL.  You’d be surprised how many NHL draftees have played ...Full Article

KHL: New Season, New Teams, New Countries, Big Olympics

SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 — The new hockey year in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) started the 4th of September with the finalists of last season playing the opener – ...Full Article

European News: Vasily Tikhonov Dies in Fall; Fedorov GM of CSKA Moscow Hires Torchetti

AUGUST 17, 2013 — News and notes from around European hockey.   TRAGEDY FOR THE TIKHONOV FAMILY:  Vasili Tikhonov (below, left), son of the coaching legend Viktor Tikhonov and ...Full Article

Will the Russian Hockey Player Soon Be Extinct in the NHL?

AUGUST 5, 2013 — In recent years the number of Russian players featuring in the NHL has shrunk significantly, leading one to wonder whether the NHL may one day ...Full Article
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