Category Archives: Olympic hockey

Worlds-Weary, and Grumpy

Russia beat Canada at the Worlds in semifinal play yesterday. Ain’t that just swell? Don’t you just feel all warm and fuzzy for our Russians competing over there (wherever they are)? I only know about the result because I accidentally … Continue reading

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Hockey Olympians Still Forgotten at the White House

A little context, perhaps, for the violence and threats reported in the news this week directed at Washington lawmakers: recently the White House denied a request by Minnesota State Senator David Tomassoni to honor the 1960 United States gold medal-winning … Continue reading

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Olympic Hockey To Remember — and Perpetuate

Just how good was hockey in Vancouver’s Olympics, and what should the future of the Games hold in terms of the NHL’s participation? We share our post-Olympics thoughts. Andrew For the U.S., these Olympics were anything but a failure — … Continue reading

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Forgotten Miracle on NBC

John Mayasich, Jack McCartan and Bill Cleary visit with Brian Williams and the NBC Nightly News. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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The Vindication Games for Ron Wilson

Perhaps you recall, as I did, the near universal reaction to the announcement of Ron Wilson as head coach of the 2010 United States Olympic hockey team last April: a collective yawn. By the spring of 2009 Wilson had accumulated … Continue reading

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Middle-of-the-Night Olympic Hockey Following Overseas

Last night, I finished my three hour-long script writing class at 6 p.m. It took me 15 minutes to cycle through the soaking and traffic-packed streets of London to my cozy flat, where a night of sport was about to … Continue reading

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Russian Hockey Meets Its Waterloo

Two figures loom large in Russia’s spectacular fail in the Olympic quarterfinals last night: goaltender Evgeni Nabakov and head coach Vyacheslav Bykov. Nabakov’s wholly ineffectual performance reminded of Semyon Varlamov’s in game 7 against Pittsburgh last spring. It happens to … Continue reading

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