Islanders' John Tavares escapes surgery; GM still unhappy

“It’s a joke. They want all the benefits from NHL players in Olympics and don’t want to pay when our best player gets hurt.” - New York Islanders' GM Garth SnowSo Garth, don't hold back, how do you really feel about NHL players participating in the Olympics?Snow let those words off the chain after being made aware that his team captain, John Tavares, had torn his MCL...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders' John Tavares injures knee, will miss rest Sochi Winter Olympics

Islanders captain John Tavares suffered a knee injury in Wednesday's Olympic quarterfinal win by Canada in Sochi, and he is done for the remainder of the Games, Team Canada coach Mike Babcock said. Tavares tried to squeeze past Latvia's Arturs Kulda in the second period and it appeared that Tavares' left leg twisted awkwardly. He tried to stay on the bench but went off to the locker...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Canada's John Tavares out for rest of Olympics

Canada forward John Tavares will miss the rest of the Olympics with a leg injury. Tavares was injured in a big hit along the boards by Latvia's Arturs Kulda in the second period of Canada's 2-1 victory Wednesday night. Tavares writhed on the ice in pain for several seconds before skating to the bench and going to Canada's dressing room. Canada coach Mike Babcock didn't disclose...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking Towards Sochi: Team Latvia Preview

Team Latvia’s 2010 Record: 12th place We will start off with Team Latvia who is in Group C of the Olympic group. Team Latvia had a disappointing trip back in 2010 as they finished in 12th place. This time around, head coach Ted Nolan will look to improve his team’s performance and return with a much better outcome. Here are the Latvian’s 25 men rosters: Goaltenders: Kristers...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Team Latvia Official Olympic Roster by   Bradshaw Furlong

Goalkeepers: Kristers Gudlevskis, Syracuse Crunch (AHL) Edgars Masalskis, no club team Ervins Mustukovs, Esbjerg IK (DEN) Defencemen: Oskars Bartulis, Donbass Donetsk (UKR/KHL) Ralfs Freibergs, Bowling Green State University (NCAA) Arturs Kulda, Salavat Yulayev Ufa (RUS) Sandis Ozolins, Dinamo Riga (LAT/KHL) Georgijs Pujacs, Dinamo Riga (LAT/KHL) Krisjanis Redlihs, Dinamo Riga (LAT...
Via The Hockey House
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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