Team Maritimes: Part Five of Eight

lllegal Curve has taken the liberty of grouping together the four Easternmost provinces in Canada in order to make up a squad. The team is surprisingly decent, considering the relatively sparse populations of the Maritime provinces and has a nicely balanced forward group, albeit one that lacks depth and experience. Coach: John Brophy Goalies: 1. […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in 2010 Olympics,Columns on July 28, 2009

Team Ontario: Part Four of Eight

As Canada’s largest province, it is no surprise that Ontario has produced a team loaded with skill and depth.  Almost every player has been selected to an all-star team and Team Ontario would certainly be the favorite going into the tournament.  Some difficult decisions were made, as Steven Stamkos was selected over Jason Arnott and […]

Posted by Ari in 2010 Olympics,Columns on July 27, 2009

Team Saskatchewan: Part Three of Eight

In searching for players to skate on Team SASKATCHEWAN, I figured it would be a team of grinders with a little talent thrown in. I think the forward group is solid if not spectacular, but I was disappointed that we didn’t have a puck mover ready to jump in to the lineup. A couple of […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in 2010 Olympics,Columns on July 24, 2009

Team Alberta: Part Two of Eight

Looking at team Alberta, the first thing I noticed, was depth at defence.  When you have to bump Mike Green down to 3rd pairing, you know you’ve got depth. Coach– Ken Hitchcock Goaltenders: 1. Chris Osgood 2. Chris Mason 3. Alex Auld Defence: 1. Scott Niedermayer 2. Dion Phaneuf 3. Brad Stuart 4. Jay Bouwmeester […]

Posted by David Minuk in 2010 Olympics,Columns on July 23, 2009

Team British Columbia: Part One of Eight

To kick off our Provincial (and State) Olympic team series, we give you Team British Columbia. I was slightly surprised at the lack of forward depth from Canada’s left coast, but the team should be solid defensively. If you have any additions or if you think I am way off, lets hear it in the […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in 2010 Olympics,Columns on July 22, 2009

Team USA, as Chosen by Goon’s World

Illegal Curve is pleased to announce that Goon of Goon’s World will be writing a weekly college hockey post on Illegal Curve starting this fall. In the mean time, he has agreed to post his version of Team USA for the upcoming 2010 Olympics. Enjoy! Defense (Defence): 1. Brooks Orpik, San Francisco, CA, Pittsburgh Penguins 2. […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in 2010 Olympics on July 21, 2009

My Team Canada (Part 3 of 3)

In case you missed the two prior columns, I previously broke down the goalies and defensemen who will make Team Canada in 2010.  This week’s column examines the forwards that will make the team.  As an added bonus, I will provide the line combos as well. A few things I want to point out.  First […]

Posted by Neil in 2010 Olympics,Columns,The HD Corner on July 20, 2009

My Team Canada (Part 2 of 3)

This week’s edition of My Team Canada features the 7 defensemen who will be making the Canadian Olympic squad come this February.  In case you missed it, last week’s article focused on Team Canada’s goaltending needs. Defense Candidates: Francois Beauchemin, Jay Bouwmeester, Dan Boyle, Brent Burns, Drew Doughty, Mike Green, Dan Hamhuis, Duncan Keith, Scott […]

Posted by Neil in 2010 Olympics,Columns,The HD Corner on July 13, 2009