With the rosters already selected for next month’s Olympic games in Sochi, Russia, American fans had one more thing to look forward to other than the games themselves—who would wear the coveted leadership letters on their chest? Team USA answered that lingering question on Friday when it named Zach Parise of the Minnesota Wild team captain for the Sochi Olympics.
When team Canada executive director and Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman announced the 25-man Canadian team for next month’s Sochi Olympics a few weeks back, there was a glaring omission. Absent from this year’s gold medal favorite is Lightning captain Martin St. Louis. St. Louis was reportedly furious with Yzerman from his 2010 snub, but now this one is personal as Yzerman is his own general manager.
With the 2014 Winter Classic set to take place tomorrow afternoon at the “Big House” on the University of Michigan’s campus, there is already buzz around where the 2015 Winter Classic will be held. The NHL announced in September that the Washington Capitals would host the event in 2015, however the venue was not disclosed. According to ESPN, the 2015 Winter Classic would likely be held in Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals.
With the 2014 Winter Olympics less than two months away, teams are finalizing their rosters for the hockey tournament. While the members of Team USA will be formally announced during the Winter Classic, the goalies that will mind the nets in Sochi have been leaked. This post looks at the goalies that will represent Team USA in Sochi.
The NHL season is nearly a third of the way through now and a number of teams have surprised based on preseason expectations. This article looks at the top five surprising teams thus far in the 2013-14 season.
Its not too often that you read the news and see hockey and the law intersect as clearly as it did on Monday. On Monday afternoon, ten former players filed a class action lawsuit against the NHL in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that the NHL was negligent in protecting players from the dangers of concussions. This lawsuit comes three months after the NFL settled its own concussion-related class action for $765 million. The NHL class action has since grown to over 200 former players and shows no signs of slowing down.