The Inspirational Note Canada's Women's Team Left The Men

When Team Canada entered their dressing room ahead of today's eventual 1-0 win, they found this note—left there by a group of players who already knew what it's like to beat the U.S. by a goal. » 2/21/14 2:59pm 2/21/14 2:59pm

Canada Blows Out USA, 1-0

This was the game's only goal, a near-90-degree deflection from Jamie Benn early in the second period, a completely unsaveable puck for Jonathan Quick. Don't make the mistake of believing this was a fluke win, though; This was perhaps the most dominant 1-0 victory in recent memory. » 2/21/14 2:31pm 2/21/14 2:31pm

The Last-Minute Hater's Guide To Canada

If you're as dedicated as I am to not doing anything, you're surely spending this afternoon watching the United States square off against Canada in the Olympic ice hockey semifinals. CANADA! Those horse-mounting salmon eaters needed to bribe a fucking post yesterday just to beat our women's team. They are a… » 2/21/14 11:52am 2/21/14 11:52am

The Battle Lines Are Drawn

The CBC's Douglas Gelevan tweeted out the above photo, of the Mountain Broadcast Center. We are three hours away from the U.S. vs. Canada in men's hockey, and North America's best and friendliest rivalry is proving as divisive among the media as it is in whatever trolly corner of the internet you plan on hanging out… » 2/21/14 8:52am 2/21/14 8:52am

Why Is T.J. Oshie So Good In The Shootout?

T.J. Oshie is on Team USA for his shootout prowess. This is no secret. The behind-the-scenes looks at the roster selection make clear that the committee ranked him behind other forwards like Brandon Saad on pure skill, but put him on the team anyway because he's deadly when going one-on-one with a goalie. The wisdom… » 2/20/14 1:34pm 2/20/14 1:34pm

When And Where To Watch The Olympic Hockey Semifinals

After a day that saw one upset and one projected blowout remain buttclenchingly close, we're down to the final four—and they're the best four teams in the world. » 2/19/14 2:24pm 2/19/14 2:24pm

That Sad Vladimir Putin Photo Is Not From Today

Yes, drink it in. Sad Dmitry Medvedev and sad Vladimir Putin will be one of the enduring images of hockey at these Olympics, given Russia's quarterfinal exit at the hands of the Finns. But despite the photo rocketing around the internet right now, just know that it was actually taken Sunday, during Russia's shootout… » 2/19/14 10:22am 2/19/14 10:22am

Student Gets Detention For Calling Teacher "Communist" Over USA Hockey

A Barstool reader's brother really wanted to watch last week's U.S.-Slovakia game in that morning's Spanish class. Teacher said no. Student said, "You're a communist, communist, communist." Walpole High is everything you imagined it would be. » 2/18/14 5:04pm 2/18/14 5:04pm

When And Where To Watch The Olympic Hockey Quarterfinals

With today's games in the books, we're down to eight teams left with a chance to win gold in men's ice hockey. But let's be realistic—only five actually have a shot, and at least one of them is sure to bow out tomorrow. The drama begins in earnest. » 2/18/14 2:23pm 2/18/14 2:23pm

IIHF To Change Rule That Gave U.S. Victory Over Russia

The U.S.'s shootout win over Russia on Saturday—and the accompanying canonization of T.J. Oshie—wouldn't have occurred if not for a disallowed goal late in regulation. The call was controversial, correct, and unfair. Now international hockey's governing body is making sure it doesn't happen again. » 2/18/14 10:36am 2/18/14 10:36am

NHL Believes Russia Will Try To Steal Other Teams' Injury Reports

The NHL has dispatched its own doctors to watch over its players in Sochi, and the league is operating under the assumption that the Russians will try to gain access to its medical data to get a leg up in the Olympics. » 2/14/14 9:05am 2/14/14 9:05am

Who's Your Favorite Old-Man Olympic Hockey Player?

If you too are quivering with excitement for men's hockey to get underway tomorrow, you could do a lot worse to tide yourself over than this New York Times profile of five of the Olympic games' oldest athletes, NHL legends all. It's tough being in your '40s in a young man's game; it's a bit easier when national pride… » 2/11/14 2:41pm 2/11/14 2:41pm

Zdeno Chara Got A Bed Extension

At 6'9", Slovak defenseman Zdeno Chara is undoubtedly the tallest Olympian at Sochi, and the most likely to struggle with the spartan living arrangements. But worry not. Organizers wheeled in what's described as an "extended bed," and appears to be an ottoman. » 2/07/14 11:40am 2/07/14 11:40am

IOC Forces U.S. Olympic Goalie To Take Constitution Off Mask

That up there was the mask U.S. women's hockey goalie Jessie Vetter was going to wear at the Sochi Olympics. At least until the IOC forced her to take an image of the Constitution off the back. » 1/16/14 3:03pm 1/16/14 3:03pm

We Need To Steal This Idea From Slovakia's Olympic Hockey Jerseys

Nike continues to roll out the Olympic hockey sweaters. (The Americans'? They're OK. Could do without the shoulder stars. And the phantom ties, though those are universal. At least they're not Nazi-inspired.) The Slovak jerseys were unveiled today, and they're pretty crisp. But there's one subtle, wonderful feature… » 11/05/13 3:54pm 11/05/13 3:54pm

Heroic Patriot Defends America's Honor Through Property Damage

A Minnesota man was arrested for throwing a bench through a restaurant window after the gold medal game on Sunday. There's not a jury in the country that would convict him. » 3/04/10 4:45pm 3/04/10 4:45pm

Canada Still Hung Up On That Hockey Game, Apparently

A video package of Canadian Olympic highlights, culminating in Sidney Crosby's goal, played during the Star-Spangled Banner at last night's Sens-Rangers game. Ottawa says it was a malfunction and apologized, but we've gone to war over less. [NY Post] » 3/03/10 4:50pm 3/03/10 4:50pm

Your USA-Finland Open Thread

The only thing that stands between us and a gold medal rematch with the Canadians is Finland, the Canada of Europe. Try out your umlauts and doubled vowels in the comments. » 2/26/10 3:00pm 2/26/10 3:00pm

Meet The Hockey Team That Better Damn Well Win Gold In Vancouver

Canada has selected its very, very, very important Olympic hockey team. No pressure, guys. Just because it's on home ice that doesn't mean they won't find a way to deport you if you only win bronze. [Image via TSN] » 12/30/09 5:10pm 12/30/09 5:10pm