Found July 29, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Zdeno Chara
TEAMS: Boston Bruins
February of the 2013-14 season will offer joy, anticipation, heart-break and everything in between. Bruins fans, NHL fans, American, Russians – the whole world will be drawn to any communicative device they own to listen in on the action. Sochi, a city located in the southwestern region of Russia, is the host of the 22nd Winter Olympics. Men’s ice hockey is typically the highlight of these Olympics. As the 2014 Olympics quickly approach on February 7, the day when the flame is lit and the celebrations begin, the 12 countries that qualified for men’s ice hockey are quickly organizing and finalizing their rosters. Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States will participate in ice hockey – men’s division. Countless Bruins come from these 12 countries, but who will be strong, dedicated, motivated, and talented enough to represent their countries in this Winter Olympiad? The Finnish obviously planted goaltender Tuukka Rask onto their Olympics try-out roster, while Slovakia scooped up defenseman Zdeno Chara. Both Rask and Chara are arguably the best in the world for their respective positions. Rask matches up against numerous talented and accomplished netminders such as, Miikka Kiprusoff, Pekka Rinne, Antti Niemi and Niklas Backstrom. Fortunately for the Finns, the starting goaltender position insists that Team Finland will have a strong lack of goals against hopefully inching them towards the gold medal game. Play-making forward, David Krejci is most likely going to compete for Czech Republic, respectively. Defending Winter Olympians for the men’s ice hockey competition, Team Canada added forwards Patrice Bergeron, Milan Lucic, and Brad Marchand to their orientation roster. 44 other Canadian players were extended this invitation and await the final team after orientation camp comes to a close Aug. 28. The camp starts three days prior in Calgary. Recently acquired forward, Loui Eriksson joins Sweden’s Olympics camp. Although many Bruins are representing the organization trying out for their respective countries’ hockey squad for the upcoming Olympics, not one Bruin was asked to compete for a spot on the U.S. roster. The player camp consisted of 48 skaters, none of which were from the Bruins.

Bruins #BearTracks Continues in 2013 as B’s Crew Hangs With Milan Lucic, Jarome Iginla, Others (Video)

Just because the Bruins fire things up on Causeway Street every fall, winter and spring doesn’t mean we have to forget about them in the summer. That’s why the Bruins are bringing back their #BearTracks feature this offseason, as the B’s crew will show fans some behind-the-scenes, offseason routines the B’s engage in while they unwind from the previous season and prepare...

Boston Bruins Offseason Update

(Photo Credit: Jeff Hayes/Reuters) Hockey has the best season for its offseason; summer. While hockey fans sulk over the conclusion of the NHL season, they are distracted by the luxuries that the warm and sunny summer months deliver. Soaking up the sun, spending vacations at peaceful getaways, and disregarding reality for just a second helps fans recuperate. Suddenly, when reality...

Daniel Paille Not Worried About Bruins Getting Off to Slow Start, Says B’s Can Learn From Two Years Ago (Video)

The Bruins offseason may be condensed this summer, but Daniel Paille found some time between relaxing at home in Canada and training for the upcoming season to stop by a Nashua Silver Knights baseball game and sign some autographs. The left winger was in New Hampshire Sunday afternoon, and NESN’s Jamie Erdahl was there to talk about avoiding a slow start this season and how the...

Check Out This Boston Bruins “Jesus Saves” Tattoo

I wonder if this is the guy in Waltham who put up the (Jeses Saves) And Lucic Scores On The Rebound sign? Looks like I need to update my 25 Best & Worst Boston Sports Tattoos post…   Sidenote – The supposed son of God only gets the assistant captain patch? This dude must be a HUGE Chara fan. H/T Barstool via PabloFestabar
Bruins News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.