Overloaded with Olympic hockey stories? Don’t worry, we got you covered.
On one of the busiest days of the hockey calendar, several Olympic rosters were revealed on Tuesday including those of Canada, Sweden, and Russia.
While many spent the day analyzing and debating the picks, Sportsnet provided a ton of analysis and videos that you won’t want to miss.
Below you’ll find a complete guide to all of the Olympic hockey rosters for Sochi, analysis from our top columnists on Team Canada and reaction from several players who made or missed out on their respective Olympic teams.
For the full rosters of Austria, Latvia, Norway & Switzerland click here.
Gold or Bust for Canada (Michael Grange): As Canada’s standing as the world’s pre-eminent hockey nation continues to slide, win or lose at the Olympics it could be the start of something big for hockey in Canada.
Gretzky: This team rivals ’87 dream team: Wayne Gretzky discusses the pressure of naming a Canadian Olympic team, having found success and failure in his time as Olympic GM. He also likens the skill of this team to the 1987 Canada Cup team he was such a big part of.
Chiarelli: Tough calling Canada cuts Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli spoke to HOCKEY CENTRAL to discuss the tough side of calling players that missed the Team Canada cut, including his own Milan Lucic and Brad Marchand.
Eakins feels for Hall: Dallas Eakins feels for Oilers forward Taylor Hall, who failed to make Team Canada’s Olympic squad.
Smith: Team Canada call emotional Mike Smith reveals the call that confirmed him as a member of Team Canada was an emotional one that he was able to share with his wife and mother-in-law, both former Olympians.
Left-handed defence a premium for Canada With a strong right-handed contingent on the blueline for Canada, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Dan Hamhuis benefited by being left-handed shots. Their inclusion on the Olympic team means defending gold-medal winners Dan Boyle and Brent Seabrook were left off.