Men’s Ice Hockey
Some of the blame falls on Dan Bylsma, but Haggs wasn’t buying into team USA from the start because of the players they didn’t bring to Sochi.
Canada is considered to have the best collection of hockey players in the world for their Olympic roster, but NHL Network’s Kathryn Tappen feels like Team USA is the favorite in Friday’s game.
Gary Bettman has been noncommittal for his players participating in the 2018 games in South Korea, but risk for injury and the stoppage of NHL games during the Olympic break could be enough reason for him to shut the practice down entirely.
Krug “just kind of hung around” while on vacation in Mexico and only recently started watching the Olympic games upon his return, adding, “It looks like a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to the game tomorrow.” He of course is not referring to Finland vs. Sweden
Tuukka Rask sent the Russians packing, as the tournament hosts will not receive a medal at the 2014 games.
After a bad month (or more) for the Bruins leading up to the Sochi games, Tuukka Rask’s debut in net for Team Finland featured 4 goals allowed on just 20 shots. Even still, Dave Goucher is not concerned.
John Powers of the Boston Globe is covering the Olympics in Sochi and came away very impressed with Team USA’s 7-1 victory over Slovakia. Even though it wasn’t much of a contest it was a “historic” win by the home country. He explained why on T&R Friday morning.
Kathryn Tappen of the NHL Network readily admits she’s a homer, but the former NESN star is predicting big things for Team USA Men’s Hockey.
Canada has a lot of horses, but Dave Goucher of the Bruins Radio Network says to look for Finland to make some noise based on their goaltending and past success in this tournament.
Bruins defenseman Torey Krug thinks the hockey world has changed over the years, and even though Team Canada is “stacked” the gold medal is up in the air.