John Tortorella is coaching a Canadian team, but he doesn't want Canada to win the Olympic men's gold-medal hockey game.
"I hope Sweden wins because I don't think Hammer (Dan Hamhuis) is going to play judging from what's happened and I don't think Louie (Roberto Luongo) is going to play [for Canada]," the Canucks coach told the Vancouver Sun today.
Canucks defenceman Alex Edler and forward Daniel Sedin are expected to be in the lineup for Sweden for the game, which begins Sunday at 4:00 a.m. Pacific time.
Yesterday in a briefing with reporters, Tortorella conceded that he hasn't paid much attention to the Olympics.
Canada's four-man bobsled crew of Justin Kripps, Jesse Lumsden, Cody Sorenson, and Ben Coakwell managed to walk away from a crash that looked fairly frightening on TV.
Famed nature broadcaster David Attenborough is known around the world for his elegant commentaries on creatures in the wild.
But check out the results when his detailed descriptions are overlaid with an Olympic curling match.
Canada’s men’s hockey team is on its way to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics gold medal match.
The defending champions defeated the United States 1-0 to make it past the semifinals. The lone goal was scored by Victoria’s Jamie Benn.
The Dallas Stars left-winger put one past U.S. goaltender Jonathan Quick early in the second period. The goal was tipped off a shot by Edmonton’s Jay Bouwmeester.
The Montreal Canadiens' Carey Price stopped 31 shots for a shutout.
After Canada's women's team beat its American counterpart yesterday (February 20), the men's team win means that President Barack Obama owes Prime Minister Stephen Harper two cases of beer.
Yuna Kim (above) did not capture the gold medal in the women's figure skating competition at the Sochi Olympics.
Instead, Russia's Adelina Sotnikova (below) upset the defending Olympic champion from South Korea.
Some are tweeting that there must have been some sort of fix.
As happens like clockwork in Olympic tournaments, the nerves are setting in for supporters of the Canadian men’s hockey team, as its Friday morning showdown with Team USA ticks closer.
Strange, isn’t it, how a lineup as stacked as the one now captained by Sidney Crosby could create such a seasick feeling of uncertainty. Strange how so many hockey fans across the country are struggling with the sense that their side—flush with talent to the point that it couldn’t find room for the likes of Claude Giroux or Joe Thornton, and had to ponder over whether to include last year’s Norris Trophy winner, P.K. Subban—is in fact some kind of underdog going into this semifinal match with its most bitter rival.
The Canadian women's hockey team came to the 2014 Sochi Winter Games as the defending Olympic champions.
In a thrilling game, they pulled off the repeat.
The Canadian squad defeated the U.S. by a score of 3-2 in overtime.
Marie-Philip Poulin scored the game-winning goal and the tying goal.
It's the fourth time in a row that the Canadian women have taken the gold.
The Olympic gold medal game for men's hockey takes place at 4 a.m. on Sunday (February 23).
Normally, bars and pubs are permitted to open at 6 a.m., but the B.C. government is making an exception for this event, regardless of whether the match includes Team Canada.
These liquor-licensed establishments are being asked to inform the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch if they want to extend their hours.
However, they still won't be able to serve alcohol until 9 a.m. as usual.
So, Sochi Olympics watchers will just have to go a few hours without their light beer and wine spritzers.