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For a recap of Team USA's 3-2 victlry over Team Canada, check out Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail.
Here is Amanda Kessel's game winning goal early in the 3rd period.
from Rick Westhead of the Toronto Star,
It’s just not the nation you’d expect for a lanky forward who first drew the attention of NHL scouts on rinks in southern Ontario’s Mennonite country.
Radunske, a blond 29-year-old, has become the first professional athlete without Korean lineage to become a citizen of South Korea.
The country of 50 million will be host of the Winter Olympics in 2018 and while it boasts homegrown stars in sports such as baseball and tennis, it’s hardly known as a hockey powerhouse.
Radunske’s newly awarded citizenship is rare in a country that’s historically wary of outsiders and reflects the importance South Korea has placed on achieving a respectable performance in arguably the Winter Games’ most popular sport.
continued and watch a feature on Radunske below...
The Hotstove talk was a lot of Luongo talk and also some talk regarding the NHL and Sochi.
"Hockey Canada has lost a great friend, and the hockey world has lost not only a tremendous coach, but a wonderful man. We send our condolences to Wayne's wife, Carolyn, their four children and the rest of the Fleming family."
-Bob Nicholson, president and CEO of Hockey Canada on the passing of Wayne Fleming. More from TSN.
Meetings between the NHL, the International Ice Hockey Federation and Olympic organizers have wrapped up in Sochi, Russia.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and a group of NHL personnel visited the site of the 2014 Games to discuss possible participation.
While the sides are going to need further meetings before an agreement can be reached, Daly said things went well.
"We had two productive days of meetings in Sochi," Daly said. "Saw and visited all the hockey venues, the Olympic Village and other key Olympics-related infrastructure. We met with the Sochi Organizing Committee, the IIHF and a number of IOC representatives. There is more work to be done, but it was an important trip for us to make."
The IIHF Green Puck Campaign.
Hockey players and people from all across the globe featured in this video.
from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,
National Hockey League Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly will be among a group of League personnel leaving for Sochi, Russia on Sunday to conduct a site visit and participate in meetings regarding the potential participation of NHL players in the 2014 Winter Olympics.
"I would hope to be in a position where this is resolved one way or the other by the end of this month," Daly told NHL.com.
Daly said the League is on track to present the concept of Olympic participation to the Board of Governors "at an appropriate time." He stressed, however, that present discussions among the League, the National Hockey League Players' Association, the International Ice Hockey Federation and the International Olympic Committee have been on a conceptual level and haven't yet broached specifics.
"Maybe when we get down to the specific level we might come up with a problem that might be difficult to resolve, but, to this point, we've been moving forward," Daly said.
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from Jeff Z. Klein of the New York Times,
The N.H.L.’s main request is the right to use Olympic video on the NHL Network and NHL.com.
The N.H.L., like the N.B.A., the W.N.B.A., FIFA and other sports leagues, is currently not allowed to use such video. That means the clip of Sidney Crosby scoring Canada’s gold-medal-winning goal against the United States at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics has never been shown on an N.H.L. video player of any kind.
But if the I.O.C. grants an exception to the N.H.L., it may have to grant similar exceptions to other bodies. That is the sticking point.
“I would think other leagues would ask for the same thing,” said Ed Desser, president of the consulting firm Desser Sports Media and a former president of NBA Television and New Media Ventures. “It’s a very interesting conundrum.”
Desser added: “On the one hand, you have leagues that spend a huge amount of time and resources in creating the interest in the athletes and the sport, and the I.O.C., in essence, gets a free ride on that. It’s hardly surprising to me that the N.H.L. would seek to obtain some benefits.”
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