Friday, July 19, 2013

NHL To Send Players to 2014 Olympics

At long last, the NHL finally announced this morning that they will be sending their players to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

The 2010 Olympics in Vancouver was some of the best Olympic hockey in recent memory, and featured a gold medal game that went to overtime between Canada and the United States (although the U.S. would like to forget the outcome.

The Wild are expected to have several players participate for their various countries. Mikko Koivu (Finland), Zach Parise (USA), Ryan Suter (USA), Jonas Brodin (Sweden), Jason Pominville (USA/Canada), Mikael Granlund (Finland), Nino Niederreiter (Switzerland), and Niklas Backstrom (Finland) are the logical choices to play in Sochi. Should all these players end up playing, it would clearly be a team record for number of players participating in the games.

It won't be until January when the official rosters are unveiled. There are Olympic camps coming up in August, and that should offer a better idea as to who should make the team (perhaps).

Look for more news today as the long awaited NHL schedule will be released...

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