2014 Winter Olympics Rosters – Norway

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

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

KEY: Player Name, Team, History At Olympics


Morten Ask, Vålerenga (Get Ligaen) (1st appearance)
Andres Bastiansen, Färjestad (SHL) (2nd appearance – 4GP 1G 0A 4PIM)
Robin Dahlstrom, Orebro (SHL) (1st appearance)
Kristian Forsberg,  MODO (SHL) (2nd appearance – 4GP 0G 0A 0PIM)
Mads Hansen, Storhamar (Get Ligaen) (2nd appearance – 4GP 1G 0A 2PIM)
Marius Holtet, Färjestad (SHL) (2nd appearance – 4GP 1G 0A 0PIM)
Sondre Olden, Vålerenga (Get Ligaen) (1st appearance)
Ken Andre Olimb, Dusseldorfer EG (DEL) (1st appearance)
Mathis Olimb, Frolunda (SHL) (2nd appearance – 4GP 0G 2A 0PIM)
Niklas Roest, BIK Karlskoga (Allsvenskan) (1st appearance)
Mats Rosseli Olsen, Frolunda (SHL) (1st appearance)
Martin Roymark, Färjestad (SHL) (2nd appearance – 4GP 0G 0A 0PIM)
Per-Åge Skrøder, MODO (SHL) (2nd appearance – 1GP 0G 0A 0PIM)
Patrick Thoresen, SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL) (2nd appearance – 4GP 0G 5A 0PIM)
Mats Zuccarello, New York Rangers (2nd appearance – 4GP 1G 2A 2PIM)


Alexander Bonsaksen, Vålerenga (Get Ligaen) (2nd appearance – 4GP 0G 0A 2PIM)
Jonas Holos, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL) (1st appearance)
Henrik Solberg, Stavanger Oilers (Get Ligaen) (1st appearance)
Daniel Sorvik, Vålerenga (Get Ligaen) (1st appearance)
Ole-Kristian Tollefsen,  Färjestad (SHL) (2nd appearance – 3GP 0G 0A 25PIM)
Mats Trygg, Lørenskog (Get Ligaen) (2nd appearance – 4GP 0G 0A 2PIM)
Henrik Ødegaard, Missouri Mavericks (CHL) (1st appearance)


Lars Haugen, Dinamo Minsk (KHL) (1st appearance)
Steffen Søberg, Vålerenga (Get Ligaen) (1st appearance)
Lars Volden, Blues (SM-liiga) (1st appearance)


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)


2013-14 Season Schedule Released

With the announcement of NHL players being able to compete in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the NHL released the schedule for the upcoming 2013-13 NHL season. This season will include the Winter Classic, which was cancelled last season due to the lockout, but will include the two teams that were meant to play in the Winter Classic, the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Also included are five more outdoor games as well as the Winter Classic. Ottawa and Vancouver will contest the 2014 Tim Horton’s NHL Heritage Classic, and the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series will be four matchups, involving the Anaheim Ducks against the Los Angeles Kings at Dodger Stadium, New York Rangers versus New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers versus New York Islanders, both taking place in Yankee Stadium and Pittsburgh Penguins vs Chicago Blackhawks at Soldier Field.

There will be a break from Feb 9-25, to make way for the Winter Olympics, where the majority of NHL players will be taking part.


Training Camp Opens — Wednesday, Sept. 11 2013

Exhibition Games Begin — Friday, Sept. 13

Regular Season Opens — Tuesday, Oct. 1

Hall of Fame Game — Friday, Nov. 8

Christmas Break — Tuesday, Dec. 24 – Thursday, Dec. 26

2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic — Tuesday, Jan. 1 2014

Hockey Day In Canada — Saturday, Jan. 18

NHL Stadium Series — Ducks @ Kings — Saturday, Jan. 25

NHL Stadium Series — Rangers @ Devils — Sunday, Jan. 26

NHL Stadium Series — Rangers @ Islanders — Wednesday, Jan. 29

NHL Stadium Series — Penguins @ Blackhawks — Saturday, March 1

2014 Tim Horton’s NHL Heritage Classic — Senators @ Canucks — Sunday, March 2

Olympic Break — Sunday, Feb. 9 – Tuesday, Feb. 25

Last Day of Regular Season — Sunday, Apr. 13

Stanley Cup Playoffs Begin — Wednesday, Apr. 16

For full schedule details, including team by team schedules, visit NHL.com.


Guess Who’s Going To Sochi

The NHL and NHLPA have made an agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), to allow NHL players to participate in the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014.

Since Nagano in 1998, NHL’ers have been able to represent their respective countries, and 2014 will be no different with an estimated 120 or more players, weill be representing the 12 countries competing.

The NHL schedule will take a break from February 9, 2014 to February 26, 2014, to allow the NHl’ers to participate without the NHL franchises they play for being affected by their loss. This also means that Team USA and Team Canada will be favourites once again,along with Team Russia, who would still have been affected if this deal didn’t go through, but not as much due to the strength of the KHL.

The preliminary rounds will be made up of three groups, consisting of four teams each. Group A will have Russia, Slovenia, Sl0vakia and the United States. Group B sees Austria take on Canada, Finland and Norway, whereas Group C will see the Czech Republic, Latvia, Switzerland and Sweden do battle.

Full schedule details can be found by clicking this LINK, which will take you to the IIHF website.


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.

Flashback Friday, PUCK YOU!

PUCK YOU! Conference Finals and Tragedy (repost)

While the 2012 NHL Lockout is underway, every Friday will be known as “Flashback Friday.” On this day of the week, a classic installment of PUCK YOU! will be released for your enjoyment.

This was original published on 2011/05/14

As we sit awaiting the puck to drop commencing the start of the third round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Conference Finals, some sad stuff has been broken by news media. While normally the PUCK YOU! series is one of conversation, and not an editorial, I felt I would break away from tradition to briefly discuss some of these topics.
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