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Russian coach says Datsyuk still struggling with lower-body injury | ProHockeyTalk
For Pavel's sake, I really hope that he can continue to play in the Olympics.

Sweden? Or Switzerland? 'Americans, they don't know anything ... outside their country' | Detroit Free Press
This is so true. I can't tell you how many times I have had to explain to people that I've lived in Sweden not Switzerland. And beside the similar names, there are few similarities between the countries.

Brunner: Sverige har fler snygga blonda tjejer | Expressen

Damien Brunner thinks that Sweden has more attractive women than Switzerland.

Sweden's Zetterberg sidelined with herniated disc | TSN
His status is day-to-day.

The Blue Line Patrol: Poll: Do you want Shea Weber on the Red Wings?
I would love to have Shea Weber on the Red Wings. I just know that it will never happen.

Olympic News

Olympic hockey 2014 results: USA routs Slovakia, Canada tops Norway - SBNation.com
Recap of yesterday's action.

Report: Finland will start Lehtonen vs. Norway | ProHockeyTalk
Tuukka Rask let in 4 goals against Austria.

If it’s the Olympics, then it’s Drew Doughty Time | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
I think it's supposed to say "If it's the Olympics, then it's Henrik Zetterberg Time".

Canada vs. Austria game preview - CBSSports.com
Taking a look at one of today's games.

In routing Slovakia, Americans display the ‘kind of depth’ that ‘you need to have’ | ProHockeyTalk
In my eyes, America's greatest asset is its depth.

Eruzione: U.S. gold in Russia would be great sequel | USA Today
*U.S. silver. Sweden will take care of the gold.

Secret codes, special phones help NHL’s doctors fight espionage in Russia | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
This is both hilarious and interesting.

Olympic Ice Hockey Standings - CBSSports.com
While the standings will probably have changed by the time that you read this, these are the updated standings as of yesterday night.

Win’s a win? Canada beats Norway 3-1 | ProHockeyTalk
It may have been a win, but it wasn't a strong one for Team Canada.

2014 NHL Mock Draft: Olympic Hockey Edition | The Hockey Writers
An early mock draft. They have Sam Reinhart going #1 to the Buffalo Sabres.

Phil Kessel, Paul Stastny power Team USA's 7-1 win over Slovakia - CBSSports.com
The U.S. certainly answered many of its critics in its first game.

Luongo, Subban and Duchene to play against Austria | TSN
Babcock is changing up the Canadian team ahead of its 2nd game.

Johan Hedberg signs PTO with Devils’ AHL team | ProHockeyTalk

Hedberg was bought out by the Devils this past summer.

THN in Sochi: Five things we learned from Canada’s Olympic debut | Post-to-Post
We learned two things: (1) Canada is good (2) And Norway isn't too shabby either.

Report: Sabres’ Omark hasn’t reported to AHL | ProHockeyTalk
I suspect that Omark is planning on returning to either Switzerland or Sweden.

American Hockey League defeats Färjestad BK in 2014 AHL All-Star Game - The Hockey News
While I don't follow the SHL enough, Färjestad BK has always been my favorite Swedish hockey team.

Let's Go USA & Sweden!

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