Bolshoy Ice Dome:
In 2010, Canada won Gold, US won Silver, and Finland won Bronze; this was the medal result for both men's and women's tournaments.
Men's highlights from 2010.
Women's highlights from 2010.
Like 2010, twelve men''s teams and eight women's teams will compete in the tournament. Each will start on February 8th. The women will conclude with medal games on the 20th; the men on the 23rd.
Men's Preliminary Schedule: http://www.nhl.com/i...s.htm?id=678201
The men's pools have been determined, based on outcomes from the 2012 Men's World Ice Hockey Champinships:
Group A: Russia, Slovakia, United States, Slovenia
Group B: Finland, Canada, Norway, Austria
Group C: Czech Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, Latvia
(Belarus and Germany competed in 2010, replaced by Austria and Slovenia in 2010)
The men's tournament will play games in-group to determine seeding. The leaders of each group and the best 2nd place team will receive byes heading into a four rounds of elimination games, culminating in the medal games.
The women's pools have been determined, based on the results of the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championships:
Group A: Canada, Finland, Switzerland, United States
Group B: Russia, Sweden, Germany, Japan
(Slovakia and China competed in 2010, replaced by Germany and Japan in 2014)
The women's tournament will play games in-group to determine seeding for the four rounds of elimination games, culminating in the medal games.
Team USA Men's preview:
Coach: Dan Bylsma (Pittsburgh)
Assistant Coaches: (unknown)
GM: David Poile (Nashville)
Roster Projections (7/19/13): http://www.cbssports...jection-revised
LW: Zach Parise, Max Pacioretty, James van Riemsdyk, Ryan Callahan
C: Ryan Kesler, Joe Pavelski, David Backes, Paul Statsny, Derek Stepan
RW: Patrick Kane, Phil Kessel, Bobby Ryan, Dustin Brown, Jason Pominville*
D: Ryan Suter, Jack Johnson, Ryan McDonagh, Kevin Shattenkirk, Brooks Orpik, Paul martin, Keith Yandle, Dustin Byfuglien
G: Jonathan Quick, Jimmy Howard, Cory Schneider (also Ryan Miller, Craig Anderson, Tim Thomas)
Team Canada Men's preview:
Coach: Mike Babcock (Detroit)
Assistant Coaches: Lindy Ruff (Dallas), Claude Julien (Boston), Ken Hitchcock (St Louis)
Roster Projections (7/19/13): http://www.sportsnet...lympic-rosters/
Doug MacLean's roster projection:
LW: Rick Nash, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, Jamie Benn
C: Sidney Crosby, Eric Staal, Claude Giroux, Jonathan Tavares
RW: Steven Stamkos, Corey Perry, Logan Couture, Patrice Bergeron, Taylor Hall
D: Drew Doughty, Shea Weber, Marc Staal, Alex Pietrangelo, Duncan Kieth, Brent Seabrook
G: Carey Price, Corey Crawford, Mike Smith
Team USA Women's preview:
Coach: Katie Stone (Harvard)
Assistant Coaches: (unknown)
GM: Reagan Carey (USA Hockey)
Roster (not a projection, announced 6/24/13): http://www.teamusa.o...s-National-Team
Forwards: Kate Buesser, Alex Carpenter, Julie Chu, Kendall Coyne, Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan, Lyndsey Fry, Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight, Jocelyn Lamoureux, Monique Lamoureux, Anne Pankowski, Kelli Stack
Defensemen: Kacey Bellamy, Megan Bozek, Lisa Chesson, Jincy Dunne, Gigi Marvin, Michelle Picard, Josephine Pucci, Anne Schleper, Lee Stecklein
Goaltenders: Brianne McLaughlin, Molly Schaus, Jessie Vetter
Buffalo Sabres in the Olympics:
Projections have been made for Sabres in the Olympics: http://www.diebytheb...aying-in-russia
Likely Sabre olympic contenders: Vanek (AUS), Miller? (USA), Enroth (SWE)
Possibles: Ristolainen (FIN), Girgensens (LAT), Leino? (FIN), Armia? (FIN), Grigorenko? (RUS)
It's the dog days of Summer, and even if all of us aren't excited for the upcoming Sabres season, you can be sure that Sochi will exhibit outstanding hockey and likely be a true Clash of the Titans worth looking forward to.
Edited by IKnowPhysics, 24 July 2013 - 04:54 PM.