February 17 2014 05:36PM
Michael Grabner has made Austria fun to watch. [Image via Associated Press]
Topics covered on today's edition of the show:
- We preview all of the Knockout Round games set to be played..
- Don't just assume it'll be Canada/Switzerland in the QF.
- Are the Slovaks as bad as they've looked? What about the Czechs?
- Could Finland's defensive scheme give Russia fits in their potential QF game?
- We devoted more time than anyone ever has to a discussion about Team Austria..
- Why are people blaming Sidney Crosby for Canada's "lack" of offense?
- Who are the best names involved in the tournament? Here's a sample.
Click past the jump to stream the podcast!
Lots of people might be worried about the Canadian men's hockey team right now. My advice? You probably shouldn't be. As much as people are focusing on the negative, there's a lot of positive arrows - including their three wins.
February 14 2014 07:56AM
Can't sleep.. hockey.
I've come down with a lethal case of the Olympic fever and its progressively impairing my ability to sleep at the hours that I'd typically being doing so at. For the past two days now, my schedule has consisted of napping throughout the day so that I can run the Men's hockey gauntlet at night (with the trio of midnight, 4:30AM, and 9AM games).
Based on Twitter traffic, some of you out there are crazy enough to devote your sleeping hours to watching hockey, but most of you aren't (and I don't blame you for it). If you're in the latter camp you're probably waking up just now, wondering what you've missed over in Sochi as you snoozed.
Luckily for you, I've got you covered. Read on past the jump for some of the most important things that you need to know to be able to consider yourself caught up with the happenings.
February 13 2014 08:27AM
In case you were wondering why I was watching Russia/Slovenia instead of USA/Slovakia, the explanation is here. I lost a friendly wager to Cam Charron on our podcast, and as a result I had to watch a game of his choosing. Against all odds, it wound up being a blessing.. because this game actually wound up being more competitive and intriguing than the butt whooping the States gave their Slovakian opponents.
Anyways, just past the jump I'll run through how Russia eventually wound up opening their slate of games in front of the home crowd by beating Slovenia, 5-2. There will be scoring chance data provided, to go along with some of my musings.
February 11 2014 07:22PM
Can it really be 4 years since the Olympics in Vancouver already? Simple math would suggest that is the case but we have a sneaking suspicion we may have fallen through some sort of worm hole or rip in the space time continuum. It seriously can't be 4 years can it? Hmm.