Jagr’s Ready to Rock in Vancouver

Jaromir Jagr made his first appearance on North American soil after two years, showing up in Vancouver with the Czech Republic to represent his country at the Olympics. He’s set to celebrate his 38th birthday, too, and is more than ready to lace the skates for his team. Jagr joked that he grew his hairContinue reading “Jagr’s Ready to Rock in Vancouver”

Russians Want NHL Participation at Sochi

When the Olympics hits Sochi in Russian for 2014, NHL’s Russians want the NHL to participate. While NHLers are currently streaming into Vancouver to take part in the 2010 Olympic Games, the Russians of the National Hockey League are already voicing their commitment to the Olympics in Sochi and don’t seem prepared to take “no”Continue reading “Russians Want NHL Participation at Sochi”

Martin to Miss Olympics

Defenceman Paul Martin will have to miss his chance to play for Team U.S.A. at the Olympics this year. A slow-healing broken left forearm will keep him on the shelf, he announced today, and he’ll have to miss the games in Vancouver. Martin withdrew his name from the U.S. Olympic hockey roster today. He wasContinue reading “Martin to Miss Olympics”

Slovakia Unveils Olympic Squad

Often overlooked, the Slovakian Olympic hockey team unveiled their players for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver during a press conference on Tuesday. At the same press conference, the Slovaks unveiled a women’s hockey team that will be competing for the very first time at the Olympics. On the men’s side, 12 of the 23 playersContinue reading “Slovakia Unveils Olympic Squad”

Sweden Unveils Olympic Roster; Samuelsson Pitches a Fit

The Swedes have become the latest to unveil their Olympic hockey roster, uncorking the goods for the 23-man squad that will be coached by Bengt-Ake Gustafsson. To say the least, the team has some surprises on it. Perhaps the most compelling name on the roster is that of Peter Forsberg. Forsberg, who’s dealt with naggingContinue reading “Sweden Unveils Olympic Roster; Samuelsson Pitches a Fit”