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Montreal Canadiens sending 8 players to the Olympics

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This past week was the deadline for Hockey Federations participating in the Winter Olympics  in Sochi to submit their team rosters.  The Montreal Canadiens will have 8 members going to Sochi.

They are:

Canada: Carey Price (G), P.K. Subban (D)

Czech Republic: Tomas Plekanec (F)

Russia: Andrei Markov (D), Alexei Emelin (D)

Slovakia: Peter Budaj (G)

Switzerland: Raphael Diaz (D)

U.S.A:  Max Pacioretty (F)

For Peter Budaj, Tomas Plekanec, and Raphael Diaz, these Olympics will mark their second consecutive Olympics they will participate in.  For Carey Price and P.K. Subban, this marks the first time members of the Montreal Canadiens make Team Canada since 1998 when Shayne Corson and Mark Recchi participated.  1998 was also the year NHL players first took part in the Olympics.

With 8 members of the Habs going to Sochi, only Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, and St. Louis Blues have more players than the Canadiens going to the Olympics, with each team sending 10 players.

At the beginning of the season I predicted up to 10 Canadiens could be going to Sochi.  But Alex Galchenyuk was deemed too young by Team USA and left aside.  And Lars Eller, by far the best player for Team Denmark, well it never dawned on me that Team Denmark’s hockey team did not qualify for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Below is the complete Schedule for Ice Hockey sport at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

 

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Group A
Russia
Slovenia
Slovakia
United States
Group B
Austria
Canada
Finland
Norway
Group C
Czech Republic
Latvia
Switzerland
Sweden
WED, FEB 12
1 21:00 C Czech Republic vs. Sweden
2 21:00 C Latvia vs. Switzerland
THU, FEB 13
3 12:00 B Finland vs. Austria
4 16:30 A Russia vs. Slovenia
5 16:30 A Slovakia vs. United States
6 21:00 B Canada vs. Norway
FRI, FEB 14
7 12:00 C Czech Republic vs. Latvia
8 16:30 C Sweden vs. Switzerland
9 21:00 B Canada vs. Austria
10 21:00 B Norway vs. Finland
SAT, FEB 15
11 12:00 A Slovakia vs. Slovenia
12 16:30 A United States vs. Russia
13 21:00 C Switzerland vs. Czech Republic
14 21:00 C Sweden vs. Latvia
SUN, FEB 16
15 12:00 B Austria vs. Norway
16 16:30 A Russia vs. Slovakia
17 16:30 A Slovenia vs. United States
18 21:00 B Finland vs. Canada

QUALIFICATION PLAY-OFF

TUE, FEB 18
19 12:00 tbd
20 16:30 tbd
21 21:00 tbd
22 21:00 tbd

QUARTERFINALS

WED, FEB 19
23 12:00 tbd
24 16:30 tbd
25 21:00 tbd
26 21:00 tbd

SEMIFINALS

FRI, FEB 21
27 16:00 tbd
28 21:00 tbd

BRONZE MEDAL GAME

SAT, FEB 22
29 19:00 L27 vs. L28

GOLD MEDAL GAME

SUN, FEB 23
30 16:00 W27 vs. W28

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2 thoughts on “Montreal Canadiens sending 8 players to the Olympics

  1. ClubPlug.ca

    Having 8 Habs players going to the Olympics question will be. Teams with so many players on Olympic squads, will these teams suffer going into the 2nd half of the NHL schedule. Will these players be tired going into the final stretch. Another concern will be injuries, lets hope Habs players do not suffer any injuries during the tournament.

  2. Mario Perrazzino Post author

    Since the post, Raphael Diaz was traded to Vancouver. So Habs now only have 7 players participating at the Olympics.

    Also Tomas Plekanec was named team Canada for Team Czech Republic.
    And speaking of Team Czech, former Canadien Tomas Kaberle is on the team.

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