Posts in category "olympic hockey"

Team USA unveils Olympic jerseys

Team USA unveils Olympic jerseys
Tuesday morning, Team USA hockey unveiled their jerseys for the 2013 Sochi Olympic games…and they’re not good. It’s clear what Nike was trying to achieve when creating these jerseys.  They wanted old school (the logo) with a modern touch (plastic stars and ties.) To me, and a few others on Twitter, they look like the... Read more »

Injuries, exhaustion a bad recipe for Blackhawks

A few days ago, I told Hawk fans not to panic…well…I guess you were all right. After falling behind three games to none to Vancouver Sunday night, it’s all over but the shouting for the Blackhawks. Barring a miracle, the Hawks will be eliminated in short order. Roberto Luongo and the Canuck celebrate yet another... Read more »

Traitor Chelios undeserving of Heritage Night

This is how he will be, and should be a Red Wing
Since Rocky Wirtz took over as Chairman of the Chicago Blackhawks, bad decisions have been rare.  From bringing back Pat Foley, hiring John McDonough, televising home games, launching the Blackhawks convention, and honoring former Hawks greats with heritage nights, the Hawks have been right on with their decisions.  Well, tonight, I think the Hawks have... Read more »

As deadline approaches, Blackhawks can't hesitate

The NHL trade deadline comes this Wednesday, and the Hawks are expected to be active.  They have one of the top teams in the league, but are staring down salary cap issues this summer, and a weak link that is weighing heavy on everyone’s mind.  The Hawks, as currently constructed, are good enough to win... Read more »

Yes We Can! Team USA has what it takes to upset Canada

Before watching Team USA’s victory over Finland Friday, I didn’t think they had a shot in hell against the Canadians.  Yes, they beat them in the preliminary round, but it felt more like an escape than a victory. Then the Canadians wiped the floors with the Russians, who I thought were the second best team... Read more »

Despite the win, Team USA must step it up

Wednesday afternoon, Team USA advanced to the Olympic Semi-finals with a 2-0 win over Jonas Hiller and Switzerland.  Team USA, on paper, seemed to dominate.  They outshot the Swiss 44-19, but they never seemed to really get their games in gear.  “Stuck in mud” was the cliche that came to my mind for much of... Read more »

Home ice advantage killing Team Canada

Before I begin this blog…Team USA played a great game last night.  They outworked and outhustled Team Canada from puck drop until final horn, but they are NOT a better team than the Canadians.  That being said, as these Vancouver Olympic Games unfold, it’s becoming clear that the pressure is mounting for Team Canada.  Anything... Read more »


Tonight, when Team USA and Team Canada meet in the Vancouver Olympic Games, you won’t find the game on NBC…the NHL’s American flagship.  If you have Comcast, you won’t find it in HD.  You’ll see it on the NON HD MSNBC channel.  Say what you want about the sport of hockey and it’s wide appeal,... Read more »

Hawks overcome defensive lapses to top Thrashers

Last night, the Blackhawks blew a 3-1 1st period lead to the Atlanta Thrashers in all too familiar fashion.  It followed the formula of many recent Hawks games.  Dominate early but get scored on first…usually on a questionable goal.  Then tie it or take the lead.  Then lose the lead and scramble at the end... Read more »

Canadians are smart, Swedes...not so much

With the 2010 Vancouver Olympic games right around the corner, the national teams are beginning to announce their rosters.  The good news first.  Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, and Brent Seabrook will all suit up for Team Canada.  All three deserve the honor, and may finally get the recognition they deserve on a national scale.  To... Read more »