January 7, 2014 |
Kings defenseman Drew Doughty was sleeping soundly, so much so that he didn't hear his phone go off Tuesday morning. After all, it was early. About 6:45. Half an hour or so later, Doughty reached the man who had some important information, Boston General Manager Peter Chiarelli, a member of Team Canada's selection committee for the Olympics. Doughty will be heading to the Olympics for Canada for the second time in his young career. Unlike four years ago when he made it, Doughty was considered a lock for Team Canada, which was announced Tuesday morning.
November 26, 1997 |
Paul Kariya is expected to join Team Canada for workouts as early as next week if he remains unsigned by the Ducks, his agent said Tuesday. "I expect it to happen pretty fast," said Don Baizley. "It's a work in progress. One of the things the Olympic team is concerned about would be having Paul game-ready. [If he's not soon signed by the Ducks] one of the most obvious options is to join the Canadian national team."
December 31, 2005
Team Canada's recent selection of Todd Bertuzzi to the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin is shocking at worst and questionable at best. Bertuzzi's cowardly punch from behind on Steve Moore was a despicable act of on-ice violence and should not be condoned. To this day, Moore is still suffering from the effects of Todd's punch and there is no timetable in sight for a possible return. There is a good chance that, at the age of 26, Steve Moore's hockey career is over. As a fellow Canadian, Bertuzzi being named to the Canadian national team is disgraceful.
April 16, 1990 |
Steve Yzerman scored one goal and set up three others today, leading Team Canada to a 5-1 victory over West Germany in the World Hockey Championships. The Soviet Union, winner of a record 21 world titles, routed Group A newcomer Norway 9-1 at Bern in the preliminary round opener. Norway, playing in the championships for the first time in 25 years, and West Germany are expected to battle for last place in the eight-team tournament.
December 22, 2009 |
The countdown to the Vancouver Olympics will take another leap forward Wednesday, when Belarus will become the first of 12 competing hockey federations to announce its roster for the men's tournament. Russia, a potential gold medalist, will announce its powerful roster on Christmas. Defending champion Sweden will declare its entries Sunday. The parade will end with announcements by Canada on Dec. 30 and the U.S. on Jan. 1 during the Winter Classic. As the host nation and self-proclaimed inventor of hockey, Canada will face the most scrutiny and pressure in Vancouver.
December 22, 2005 |
Emphasizing past performance over recent results, Team Canada executives ignored rookie sensation Sidney Crosby and standout goalie Curtis Joseph in choosing the team that will defend the gold medal at the Turin Olympics. Ten of the 23 players nominated Wednesday played at Salt Lake City. Twenty-one played in the 2002 Games or the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.