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Garth Should Pay The Fans Back Not IOC

Garth Snow must take responsibility for the teams poor performance this season. JT getting hurt did not ruin the year, the roster that he assembled proved to be a unit that could not win enough to be competitive, so before he proclaims others must pay back season ticket holders, he should look at himself in the mirror.

Tavares Injury Could Cause Chaos In Isles Nation

Tavares injures knee in Canada's 2-1 nail biter over Latvia. The severity of the injury is reportadly devastating and could set the Islanders team back another couple of years...again.(flickr/msflaster)

TCL Flyers Olympic Picks

The Flyers and the rest of the NHL are off for the next two weeks. But for 12 countries and 151 players, a new season begins.

Beginning at noon today, the men's tournament at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia begin with Latvia taking on the Switzerland and Sweden playing Czech Republic.

Stamkos replaced by St. Louis

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Martin St. Louis has been selected to replace injured teammate Steven Stamkos on Canada's roster for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. St. Louis will cap off an impressive year by playing in his second Olympics, having played for Canada in 2006 in Turin, heading to Russia preparing to play his first international tournament since the 2009 IIHF World Championship.

Following the news from Tampa Bay that Stamkos has not been medically cleared to resume playing following his broken leg, the 23-year-old was forced to withdraw from the Olympic squad with his Lightning team-mate, St. Louis, replacing him on the Canadian roster.

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Why is hockey a violent game?

by  Kaz Andrew

People who don’t follow hockey closely or who are new to the sport often wonder why it’s so violent.

Of course, those who do understand the sport in greater depth can see exactly how this misconception arises – but it’s often difficult to explain to others – and we should all realise that it does our sport few favours in an international context. And with the Winter Olympics upon us – the international spotlight burns brighter than at any other time.

But first off – why does it appear so violent? In the prefect world, there would be no require...

It’s Time For Timonen to be “Selfish”

A common and understandable feeling is that unless a Flyers player will represent the nation that a certain Flyers fan roots for, then he or she does not care for him being anywhere near the Olympics.

It makes sense. If the player could use some rest, why hope for him to play for a rival nation?

The case with Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen may just be a bit different.

(Photo: Kimmo Timonen (center) celebrates his 2010 Olympic bronze medal with Olli Jokinen (left) and captain Saku Koivu (right).)

John Tavares Set For Breakout Year

Saying that John Tavares will have a breakout season when he recently became a Hart Trophy finalist and has scored 249 points in 291 played NHL games in just four seasons might sound a bit ridiculous. But it very well may be true (Photo credit: theseoduke/Flickr).

Tavares was just one point shy in each of the past two seasons from establishing himself as an official point-per-game player (47 in 48 games in 2013, 81 in 82 games in 2012). He also has only eclipsed the 30 goal mark once, scoring 31 in 2012 with a whopping 50 assists to go along with his scoring touch.

With all of that being said, it is very possible that John Tavares still has not reached his full potential.