2014 Winter Olympics Rosters – Austria

Here is the roster for Austria for the Winter Olympics in Sochi:

Teams play in the National Hockey League (NHL) unless otherwise stated.

KEY: Player Name, Team, History At Olympics


Michael Grabner, New York Islanders (1st appearance)
Raphael Herburger, EHC Biel (NLA) (1st appearance)
Thomas Hundertpfund, Timra (Allsvenskan) (1st appearance)
Matthias Iberer, EHC Linz (EBEL) (1st appearance)
Thomas Koch, Klagenfurter AC (EBEL) (1st appearance)
Andreas Kristler, EC Red Bull Salzburg (EBEL) (1st appearance)
Manuel Latusa, EC Red Bukll Salzburg (EBEL) (1st appearance)
Brian Lebler, EHC Linz (EBEL) (1st appearance)
Daniel Oberkofler, EHC Linz (EBEL) (1st appearance)
Michael Raffl, Philadelphia Flyers (1st appearance)
Thomas Raffl, EC Salzburg (EBEL) (1st appearance)
Oliver Setzinger, Lausanne HC (NLA) (1st appearance)
Thomas Vanek, New York Islanders (1st appearance)
Daniel Welser, EC Salzburg (EBEL) (1st appearance)


Mario Altmann, Villacher SV (EBEL) (1st appearance)
Florian Iberer, Klagenfurter AC (EBEL) (1st appearance)
André Lakos, KLH Chomutov (Czech Extraliga) (2nd appearance – 4GP 0G 0A 6PIM)
Robert Lukas, EHC Linz (EBEL) (2nd appearance – 4GP 0G 0A 0PIM)
Thomas Pöck, Klagenfurter AC (EBEL) (2nd appearance – 4GP 0G 0A 2PIM)
Matthias Trattnig, EC Salzburg (EBEL) (2nd appearance – 4GP 1G 1A 2PIM)
Stefan Ulmer, HC Lugano (NLA) (1st appearance)
Gerhard Unterluggauer, Villacher SV (EBEL) (2nd appearance – 8GP 2G 0A 8PIM)


Bernhard Starkbaum, Brynas (SHL) (1st appearance)
René Swette, Klagenfurter AC (EBEL) (1st appearance)
Fabian Weinhandl Klagenfurter AC (EBEL) (1st appearance)


2014 Winter Olympics Rosters – Switzerland

Here is the roster for Switzerland for the Winter Olympics in Sochi:

Teams play in the National Hockey League (NHL) unless otherwise stated.

KEY: Player Name, Team, History At Olympics


Andres Ambühl, HC Davos (NLA) (3rd appearance – 6GP 0G 0A 0PIM)
Matthias Bieber, Kloten Flyers (NLA) (1st appearance)
Simon Bodenmann, Kloten Flyers (NLA) (1st appearance)
Damien Brunner, New Jersey Devils (1st appearance)
Luca Cunti, ZSC Lions Zurich (NLA) (1st appearance)
Ryan Gardner, SC Bern (NLA) (1st appearance)
Denis Hollenstein, Genève-Servette HC (NLA) (1st appearance)
Simon Moser, Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) (1st appearance)
Nino Niederreiter, Minnesota Wild (1st appearance)
Martin Plüss, SC Bern (NLA) (4th appearance – 15GP 2G 6A 10PIM)
Kevin Romy, Genève-Servette HC (NLA) (1st appearance)
Reto Suri, EV Zug (NLA) (1st appearance)
Morris Trachsler, ZSC Lions Zurich (NLA) (1st appearance)
Roman Wick, ZSC Lions Zurich (NLA) (2nd appearance – 5GP 2G 3A 2PIM)


Severin Blindenbacher, ZSC Lions Zurich (NLA) (3rd appearance – 11GP 1G 2A 10PIM)
Raphael Díaz, Montreal Canadiens (2nd appearance – 5GP 0G 0A 4PIM)
Philippe Furrer, SC Bern (NLA) (2nd appearance – 5GP 0G 1A 2PIM)
Roman Josi, Nashville Predators (1st appearance)
Mathias Seger, ZSC Lions Zurich (NLA) (4th appearance – 12 GP 0G 4A 12PIM)
Mark Streit, Philadelphia Flyers (4th appearance – 15GP 3G 5A 6PIM)
Julien Vauclair, HC Lugano (NLA) (3rd appearance – 10GP 1G 0A 8PIM)
Yannick Weber, Vancouver Canucks (2nd appearance – 5GP 0G 0A 6PIM)


Reto Berra Calgary Flames (1st appearance)
Jonas Hiller, Anaheim Ducks (2nd appearance – 5GP .918SV% 2.47GAA)
Tobias Stephan, Genève-Servette HC (NLA) (2nd appearance – 0GP 0.00SV% 0.00GAA)


New Division Names!!

Six divisions have now become four, as the NHL released the names of the new divisions, which will be in place starting from the 2013-14 season.

The Atlantic Division will consist of: Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Metropolitan Division will consist of: Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals.

The Central Division will consist of: Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, St. Louis Blues and Winnipeg Jets.

The Pacific Division will consist of: Anaheim Ducks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, Phoenix Coyotes, San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks.

The Atlantic and Metropolitan divisions will make up the Eastern Conference, whilst the Central and Pacific will be the Western Conference. Detroit and Columbus are moving to the East, and Winnipeg is moving West. The schedule makes sure that all 30 teams will play in all 30 arenas at least once in the regular season.

The Stanley Cup Playoffs will still be made up of 16 teams, but qualifying for the dance has been modified. The top three from each division will automatically qualify, and the final four spots will be made up of ‘wild card’ teams from both conferences, regardless of division, meaning it is possible for one division to send five teams, and the other only send three to the playoffs.

The playoff seedings will still be based on points earned in the regular season. The winner of the conference, who will be the division winner with the highest points,  will face the wild-card team with the fewest points. Second in the conference, and the other division winner, will face the wild-card team with the second fewest points.

The four winners will advance on to play for a berth in the conference championship series, with the winner of the conference advancing to the Stanley Cup.


2013 Hockey Hall Of Fame Inductees

Four men and one woman will be inducted into the Hockey Hall Of Fame on November 11, 2013, in Toronto. Scott Niedermayer, Chris Chelios, Brendan Shanahan, Geraldine Heaney and Ray Shero were voted in by the Hall’s 18-member selection committee on Tuesday July 9.

Scott Niedermayer played 1263 regular season games in the NHL, for 740 points (172G, 568A), and 202 playoff games for 98 points (25G, 73A). He also won two Olympic Gold Medals for Canada (2002, 2010), the World Junior Championship (1991), World Championship (2004), and the World Cup of Hockey (2004).

Chris Chelios started in the NHL in the 1983-84 season, and played his last season in 2009-10. A career spanning 27 years, Chelios racked up 1,651 NHL Games, 185 Goals and 763 assists in the regular season alone. Three Stanley Cups and Three Norris Trophys to go with the Silver Medal he won as part of Team USA during the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Brendan Shanahan is one of only five people (including Scott Niedermayer), that is a member of the Triple Gold Club (Olympic Gold medal (2002), World Championship (1994), and Stanley Cup (1997, 1998, 2002)), that are also in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Shanahan also scored 134 points in the playoffs, to go with the 1354 he scored in the regular season.

Geraldine Heaney won seven Gold Medals, as a member of the Canadian Women’s hockey team at the IIHF World Women’s Championship, becoming the only woman to win Gold in the first seven Championships. She also won a silver medal at the 1998 Olympics, and Gold in 2002 as a member of Team Canada.

Fred Shero made the playoffs in eight of his ten seasons he coached in the NHL, only missing in the first and last years of his NHL coaching career. Shero coached the Philadelphia Flyers to back-to-back Stanley Cup in 1974-75 and 1975-76, as well as various minor championships including the Buffalo Bisons of the AHL in 1970 (also won AHL Coach of the Year) and the Omaha Knights of the CHL the following season.


2013 NHL Entry Draft – By Team

Who did your team draft in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft? Find out by following the links below.


Anaheim Ducks
Calgary Flames
Chicago Blackhawks
Colorado Avalanche
Dallas Stars
Edmonton Oilers
Los Angeles Kings
Minnesota Wild
Nashville Predators
Phoenix Coyotes
San Jose Sharks
St. Louis Blues
Vancouver Canucks
Winnipeg Jets


Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres
Carolina Hurricanes
Columbus Blue Jackets
Detroit Red Wings
Florida Panthers
Montreal Canadiens
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
Ottawa Senators
Philadelphia Flyers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Tampa Bay Lightning
Toronto Maple Leafs
Washington Capitals

Philadelphia Flyers

2013 NHL Entry Draft – Philadelphia Flyers

Here is a look at whom the Philadelphia Flyers drafted in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, and also any trades they may have partaken in during the draft.

Round – Pick – Player Chosen (position in brackets) – Nationality – Junior/Club/College Team

1 – 11 – Samuel Morin (D) – Canada – Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)
2 – 41 – Robert Hagg (D) – Sweden – MODO (SHL)
3 – 72 – Tyrell Goulbourne (LW) – Canada – Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
5 – 132 – Terrance Amorosa (D) – Canada – Holderness School (USHS)
6 – 162 – Merrick Madsen (G) – United States – Proctor Academy (USHS)
7 – 192 – David Drake (D) – United States – Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)

Chicago Blackhawks

BoredHockeyFan.com congratulates..

BoredHockeyFan.com congratulates the Chicago Blackhawks in winning the 2013 Stanley Cup, by defeating the Boston Bruins in 6 games.

After being behind by 2 games to 1, the Blackhawks win three straight, including two goals from Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland in 17 seconds of Game Six to clinch their second Stanley Cup in four years.

Patrick Kane, who scored the Cup winner against the Philadelphia Flyers in 2010, walked away with the Conn Smythe Trophy for playoff MVP. Kane finished with 19 points (9G, 10A), including nine points, in his final ten games.

The UHF Tournament

The Ultimate Hockey Fighter Tournament – Quarter Finals

8 fights remain in the UHF Tournament. Who will survive to the final 4? Only you can decide!

Last week, Rob Ray defeated the lone European in the field in Krzysztof Oliwa.

This week sees two experienced fighters compete in the second quarter final.

Stu Grimson
Calgary Flames, Chicage Blackhawks, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes, Los Angeles Kings, Nashville Predators
6’5″ 239 lbs
4×20 NHL Fights in a season
8×15 NHL Fights in a season
217 NHL Fights 15.5 FPY

(WC) Ian Laperriere
St. Louis Blues, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche, Philadelphia Flyers
6’1″ 197 lbs
3×20 NHL Fights in a season
8×15 NHL Fights in a season
216 NHL Fights 14.4 FPY

Why you should vote for Stu Grimson:


Why you should vote for Ian Laperriere:


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2013 NHL Draft Lottery Results

April 29 saw the 2013 NHL Draft Lottery take place, which would decide the draft order from 1 to 14 in the upcoming draft, decided by the 14 teams that did not make the Stanley Cup playoffs.

This was the order of placing, and their odds going into the lottery.

Rank Team % of Winning Points
1 Florida Panthers 25.0 36
2 Colorado Avalanche 18.8 39
3 Tampa Bay Lightning 14.2 40
4 Nashville Predators 10.7 41
5 Carolina Hurricanes 8.1 42
6 Calgary Flames 6.2 42
7 Edmonton Oilers 4.7 45
8 Buffalo Sabres 3.6 48
9 New Jersey Devils 2.7 48
10 Dallas Stars 2.1 48
11 Philadelphia Flyers 1.5 49
12 Phoenix Coyotes 1.1 51
13 Winnipeg Jets 0.8 51
14 Columbus Blue Jackets 0.5 55

The lottery results however, showed a slightly different story. They showed that being the worst team in the NHL, doesn’t necessarily grant you the First Overall Pick, as the Colorado Avalanche move up from 2 to 1, at the expense of the Florida Panthers, who take the 2 spot. Otherwise, there was a status quo with all other positions, meaning the draft order for the first 14 picks in the draft at the moment, are as follows:

Rank Team
1 Colorado Avalanche
2 Florida Panthers
3 Tampa Bay Lightning
4 Nashville Predators
5 Carolina Hurricanes
6 Calgary Flames
7 Edmonton Oilers
8 Buffalo Sabres
9 New Jersey Devils
10 Dallas Stars
11 Philadelphia Flyers
12 Phoenix Coyotes
13 Winnipeg Jets
14 Columbus Blue Jackets

The 2013 NHL Draft will be held Sunday June 30.

The UHF Tournament

The Ultimate Hockey Fighter Tournament – Second Round

16 eliminated. 16 remain. Who advances on? That’s entirely up to you!

Last week, Matthew Barnaby proved too strong in the voting, knocking out Colton Orr.

This week, sees one of the favourites of the tournament, taking on a familiar rival.

Bob Probert
Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks
6’3″ 225 lbs
3×20 NHL Fights in a season
11×15 NHL Fights in a season
240 NHL Fights 15 FPY

(WC) Craig Berube
Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, Washington Capitals, New York Islanders
6’1″ 221 lbs
3×20 NHL Fights in a season
6×15 NHL Fights in a season
250 NHL Fights 14.7 FPY

What happened when these two squared off:




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