Canadian Men’s Olympic Hockey Team Roster Shuffled for Sochi 2014

Old Timers Olympic Hockey Team
Olympic hockey will never be the same since Hockey Canada has announced a revised men’s hockey team roster.  Even though the Canadian Men’s Team Canada hockey Roster was released two weeks ago, news just broke that there’s been a shuffle.

News broke that Vladimir Putin had Russian secret police locate Goaltending legend Vladislav Tretiak to play in nets for the Red Army, our own thought we’d take out our best chance at psychological warfare against the Russians, whose junior hockey team walloped the US junior hockey team.  He would have none of that with Canada so he sent out the big guns:  Vladislav Tretiak.

New Canadian Men’s Hockey team roster:

Goaltenders

Ken Dryden – Dryden will start in nets backed up by Bernie Parent.  Dryden won several Stanley cups with the Montreal Canadiens and faced Tretiak several times, most notably in the 1972 Canada-USSR series.

Olympic Hockey - Ken Dryden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernie Parent – Ranked 63 on the list of 100 Greatest Hockey Players started for Philadelphia Flyers.  Only Martin Brodeur surpassed his record of most wins in a season (47 at the time).

Olympic Hockey - Bernie Parent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rogie Vachon – Though Vachon began his career with the Montreal Canadiens, it wasn’t until he tended the nets for the Los Angeles Kings that his career really took off.  Winner of the Stanley cup, Vezina Trophy, Canada Cup, Vachon is not lacking in the awards department.

Olympic Hockey - Rogie Vachon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forwards

Guy Lafleur – The Flower won also several Stanley cups was the hottest thing on ice since Maurice Richard until this young 18 year old punk Wayne Gretzky showed up in 1979 with the Edmonton Oilers.  Lafleur is ranked 11 on the list of 100 Greatest Hockey players.  Lafleur still holds the Montreal Canadiens record for most points 1,246 (518 goals, 728 assists) in his 14 year stint with the Canadiens.

Olympic Hockey - Guy Lafleur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daryl Sittler – The Greatest Maple Leaf.  On February 7, 1976, Sittler set an NHL record that still stands for most points scored in one game. 

Olympic Hockey - Darryl Sittler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bobby Clarke – Clarke brought 2 Stanley Cups home to the Philadelphia Flyers, led the league twice in assists, had three 100 point seasons, and played in eight NHL All-Star Games. 

Olympic Hockey - Bobby Clarke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phil Esposito –  Esposito was named to the NHL’s First All-Star team six consecutive times (from 1969–74), won the Hart Trophy twice (69, 74) and won two Stanley Cups.

Olympic Hockey - Phil Esposito

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defense

Larry Robinson – Big Bird.  Largely (no pun intended) responsible for six Stanley cup wins with the Montreal Canadiens.

Olympic Hockey - Larry Robinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bobby Orr – Bobbly Orr was the first and only defenceman to score nine hat tricks.  In addition to his two Stanley Cups with Boston, he was the first defenceman to score 30 goals (69-70) and 40 goals (74-75) in a season, was first player to record 100 assists in one season.  Was the only defenceman in NHL history to lead the league in scoring (years 69-70, 74-75).

Olympic Hockey - Bobby Orr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orr’s accolades didn’t stop there; only player ever to win the Norris Trophy, Art Ross Trophy, Hart Trophy, and Conn Smythe Trophy in one season (1969–70).  If his knees don’t bother him much, he should have a good series in Sochi.

Hockey night in Canada with Ron McLean will never be the same after this Olympic Hockey series.

 

Canadian Men’s Olympic Hockey Team Roster Shuffled for Sochi 2014

 

 

 

Canadian Men’s Olympic Hockey Team Roster Shuffled for Sochi 2014

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