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December 31, 2009
Team Canada Roster for Canada's Winter Olympic hockey team with NHL affiliation: FORWARDS Patrice Bergeron Boston Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Ryan Getzlaf DUCKS Dany Heatley San Jose Jarome Iginla Calgary Patrick Marleau San Jose Brenden Morrow Dallas Rick Nash ...
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March 26, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
PITTSBURGH -- Rob Blake was always grateful to Hockey Canada, the sport's governing body in his homeland, for giving him the chance to play at the world championships and the Olympics. Now Blake, the Kings' assistant general manager, can repay the favor. Blake was appointed general manager of Team Canada for the men's world championships, which are scheduled for May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus. Hockey Canada made the announcement on Wednesday. “I've always been involved with Hockey Canada from Day One,” said Blake, who is accompanying the  Kings on their eastern trip. “I've had a good relationship with them from the start and I'm willing to help out whenever asked or whenever needed.
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January 7, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
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.
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February 26, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Four years wiser, Ducks stars Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf insisted Wednesday that the satisfaction of the gold medal that swung around their necks three days earlier won't dull their enthusiasm for a Stanley Cup. "Coming back from Vancouver [in 2010], I let myself do that, sat back and didn't finish the season the way I wanted to," Perry said as he, Team Canada teammate Getzlaf and tournament most valuable player Teemu Selanne of Finland rejoined the Ducks following their Sochi heroics.
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April 5, 1986 | CHRIS BAKER
Coach Pat Quinn of the Kings has been selected to coach Team Canada in the World hockey tournament in Moscow next week, and he said he may take five of his players with him. Quinn said center Marcel Dionne and right wing Dave Taylor of the Kings have already agreed to play for Team Canada. "We may have as many as five of our players on the roster," Quinn said. Mike Murphy, a King assistant coach, and trainers Pete Demers and Mark O'Neill will also work with Team Canada.
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November 26, 1997 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
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."
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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.
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April 16, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
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.
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December 22, 2009 | Helene Elliott
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.
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December 22, 2005 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
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.
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February 23, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia - Sidney Crosby again proved that he's a big-time, big-game scorer. Crosby, held without a goal in Canada's first five games at the Sochi Olympics hockey tournament, scored on a breakaway in the second period of Sunday's gold medal game against Sweden to cement Canada's 3-0 victory at the Bolshoy Ice dome and clinch its second consecutive Olympic title. Crosby scored the “golden goal” at Vancouver in 2010, scoring in overtime against the U.S. This time, Canada didn't need to go to sudden-death play to become the first repeat men's Olympic champion since the old Soviet Union teams won in 1984 and 1988.
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February 23, 2014 | Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia - Team Canada's journey to its second straight Olympic hockey title began six months ago not with intense strategizing, but with a game of ball hockey. Seeking a way to get players to bond when insurance costs prevented them from skating at an Olympic orientation camp, Coach Mike Babcock told them to wear sneakers and improvise a game on land. It seemed silly at the time but it was the memory Ryan Getzlaf invoked Sunday as Canada prepared for the third period of its gold-medal game against Sweden at the Bolshoy Ice Dome.
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February 20, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia -- Drew Doughty threw down the gauntlet as far as who wins bragging rights should he and Team Canada defeat his Kings teammates Jonathan Quick and Dustin Brown of Team USA in Friday's Olympic tournament semifinal, but Quick wasn't taking the bait. Though Doughty said he hoped to confront Quick in a shootout, the Kings and U.S. goalie said neither would have an advantage if it came down to that. “He's seen me go a lot of times in the shootout. I've seen him go a couple times,” Quick said Thursday after the U.S. team's practice.
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February 19, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
As the Olympic men's hockey tournament moves on to the semifinal round Friday, six of the seven Ducks who departed for Sochi nine days ago still have visions of gold. Defenseman Cam Fowler and Team USA play Team Canada and its Ducks' stars Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry in a rematch of the overtime gold-medal game of 2010, while Finland, with veteran forward Teemu Selanne and rookie defenseman Sami Vatanen, upset Russia on Wednesday to advance to a meeting with top-seeded Sweden, which has forward Jakob Silfverberg.
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February 16, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia - With four goals to his credit in the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament, Kings defenseman Drew Doughty has single-handedly outscored Team Slovakia (2), Team Norway (3) and Team Switzerland (2). As he did at Vancouver in 2010, Doughty has again showed how much he enjoys playing on the big stage. He scored both of Canada's goals Sunday in a 2-1 overtime victory over Finland at the Bolshoy Ice Dome, which gave Canada the No. 3 seed and a few days off before Wednesday's quarterfinals.
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February 16, 2014 | By Chris Kuc
SOCHI, Russia - All of the talk during the United States' practice in advance of its women's hockey semifinal matchup was about Sweden, the U.S. team's opponent. It wasn't until the players stepped off the sheet and the team met reporters Sunday did the topic arise of facing you-know-who for you-know-what. "We're not looking straight to the gold-medal game," U.S. captain Meghan Duggan said. "We have a huge semifinal game against a great team and we'll worry about that one and then we'll go from there.
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August 31, 1987 | Associated Press
Kevin Dineen scored a goal and set up another Sunday night as Team Canada defeated Finland, 4-1, in the Canada Cup. Dineen, of the Hartford Whalers, set up Dale Hawerchuk's goal at 3:12 of the opening period. Hawerchuk, of the Winnipeg Jets, took a pass from Dineen and beat Finnish goaltender Kari Takko with a low wrist shot from the right circle one second after a penalty to Petri Skriko expired.
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February 13, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia -- Drew Doughty went to the Vancouver Olympics four years ago as a spare defenseman and came back a star -- and with a gold medal. Something about playing under the most intense pressure and scrutiny seems to bring out the best in the Kings' franchise defenseman, and he showed that again Thursday. Doughty set up a goal and scored a highlight-film goal himself as Team Canada held off pesky Norway, 3-1, at the Bolshoy Ice Dome in...
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February 8, 2014 | Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia - He was the NHL's golden boy, "Sid the Kid," long before he scored the golden goal at Vancouver in 2010 that restored Canada's supremacy at the game it claims as its own. Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby was 22 when he added an Olympic gold medal to the Stanley Cup title he had won eight months earlier and his future appeared to be limitless. The Crosby who will lead defending champion Canada against Norway at the Bolshoy Ice Dome on Thursday, isn't a kid anymore.
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