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Wayne Gretzky dissects Olympic hockey tournament

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Wayne Gretzky doesn’t believe home ice pressure will make the Russian men’s hockey team somewhat beatable in Sochi. Gretzky said the Russians will be “very difficult for anybody to beat” but stopped short of declaring them winners. “There’s a number of teams that can win,” Gretzky said, according to The Associated Press. “It comes down to [more]

Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin lead Russia Olympic hockey roster

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The last two NHL MVPs will be charged with leading Russia to the host nation’s most coveted medal at the Sochi Olympics. Forwards Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin were the biggest stars on the Russian Olympic men’s hockey roster announced Tuesday. Russia has never won an Olympic gold medal in men’s hockey. The Soviet Union/Unified Team won every Olympic [more]