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Report: Victor Mete on Canada's Olympic radar, but eligibility uncertain
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Hockey Canada is reportedly considering adding Victor Mete for more than just one international tournament, but it remains to be seen if he’ll be eligible for the second one. The Montreal Canadiens defenseman is on Team Canada’s radar for the 2018 Olympic Games in South Korea, but it’s not clear if he’d be allowed to […]

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Will you care about men's Olympic hockey if neither NHL nor KHL take part?
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ESPN Will you care about the men's Olympic hockey tournament if neither NHL nor KHL players can participate? Greg Wyshynski: Admittedly, the Olympic men's hockey tournaments that have involved NHL players have been absolutely extraordinary. Imagine the NHL All-Star Game, except instead of winning

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Will you care about men's Olympic hockey if neither NHL, KHL take part?
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The NHL had already decided to skip the 2018 Games. The KHL’s potential absence in light of the IOC’s ruling could drain the talent pool even further, but hard-core hockey fans will still find compelling action and storylines to savor.

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Russia announces talented pre-tournament roster amid Olympic ban
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The Channel One Cup is meant to serve as an Olympic tuneup this year, and the host Russian squad is loading up with plenty of noteworthy talent. Here’s a look at the roster, which features several former NHL players: Forwards: Ilya Kovalchuk, Pavel Datsyuk, Sergei Kalinin, Nikita Gusev, Vadim Shipachyov, Ilya Kablukov, Evgeny Ketov, Sergei […]

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After Russia ban, more chaos for 2018 Olympic hockey
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The International Olympic Committee’s decision to ban Russia from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, promises to further dilute a men’s ice hockey tournament that’s already missing NHL talent. Here’s what happens next.

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Crosby hopeful he'll add 3rd Olympic gold to Cup rings in 2022
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Sidney Crosby has little, if anything, left to prove, though he hopes he gets another chance to take the biggest international stage in hockey. Standing in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Penguins captain fit right in; his career accomplishments to date are already worthy of induction. He was there […]

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Parenteau, Max Talbot to join Canada for Olympic tune-up in Russia
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The Canadian national hockey team is adding a few former NHL forwards for its next pre-Olympic tournament. P.A. Parenteau, Max Talbot, and Matt Frattin were named to Canada’s roster for the Channel One Cup in Moscow, Russia – a three-game tourney that will run Dec. 13-17. Parenteau will make his first appearance for Canada, while […]

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Marie-Philip Poulin Q&A: Olympic star talks Canada-U.S. rivalry, growth of women's game
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TORONTO – Marie-Philip Poulin knows the United States has had Canada’s number in women’s hockey this year, but that isn’t stopping her from looking at the bigger picture. The two-time Olympic gold medalist for Canada wants to win her third consecutive gold at the Pyeongchang Games in February, but she acknowledged it won’t be easy. […]

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PHT Morning Skate: Bettman on NHL Olympic future; Malkin joins ‘Putin’s Team’
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Tuesday's collection of links.

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Team USA Olympic coach Tony Granato: We have players 'who could play in the NHL'
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The United States can't use NHL players on its 2018 Olympic team in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February. But the Americans will have NHL talent. Coach Tony Granato is sure of that fact after putting Olympic candidates through practices this week in preparation for this weekend's Deutschland

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Report: Russia's participation in Olympic hockey tourney in question
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One of the fixtures of international hockey could be missing from the next Olympic competition. Russia's participation in the 2018 Olympic hockey tournament in Pyeongchang is in question, sources told Sportsnet's Chris Johnston. As many as 20 Western-based national anti-doping committees and some IOC members are believed to be pushing for a ban of all […]

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Doan considered Olympic spot prior to retirement
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Shane Doan turned down one last shot at winning it all. The former Arizona Coyotes captain, who announced his retirement in August following a 21-year career, considered an invite from Team Canada for the 2018 Winters Olympics before ultimately declining the opportunity. "If you're going to play in (the Olympics), you really need to be […]

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