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NHL Quick Shifts January 8, 2014

With the 2014 Olympics right around the corner, NHL teams are still focused on their prize, and that is the Stanley Cup.  Rivalry battles will heat

up, and games get real interesting.  It isn’t a surprise that the intensity of the games will pick up as we start to roll through the second half of the season.  Key dates remaining are the Sochi break and the trade deadline.  How does your team look this morning if the season were to end today?

Every ice hockey team has a question heading into the 2014 Olympics.  [Bleacher Report].

One year after the end of the lockout, and the NHL is thriving.  So no business is good business for the NHL?  [USA Today].

Are the Anaheim Ducks the best team in California – well that’s a dumb question they are one of the best teams in the NHL.  [Bleacher Report].

NHL players wanted Sochi.  The NHL didn’t.  The league has even worse thoughts about the 2018 games – and the players might agree because no one will want to go to Pyeongchang.  Could this be the last year the NHL players go for gold? [Wall Street Journal].

Who is most likely the surprise in the second half of the NHL season? [Bleacher Report].

Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin will lead Russia in their home Olympics.  Is anyone surprised?  [NBC Sports].

Canada reveals its Olympic roster with the hopes of repeating their 2010 gold.  [Huffington Post].

Canada leaves off some notable players in a centre heavy roster.  [NY Times].




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