Who will win and why?

Finns, Swedes will look to special teams, special players[more]

 
Quebec City Quebec CanadaFinland beat Sweden for bronze in 2008, but this time, gold is on the line. Photo: Jukka Rautio / HHOF-IIHF Images
BRATISLAVA – Heading into a gold medal game, you need to be optimistic. IIHF.com’s Lucas Aykroyd gives three key best-case reasons why Finland will win today, while Risto Pakarinen does the same for Sweden.

WHY FINLAND WILL WIN

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Another team like no other?

First gold sent Finland into a frenzy 16 years ago[more]

Ville Peltonen scores his, and Finland's, third goal, in the 1995 final against Sweden. Photo: Europhoto
BRATISLAVA – In 1995, a team of young Finnish players was ready to play in the World Championship final against Sweden. They won the game, and the country went wild. Ten years... [more]

It's the final countdown

Finns, Swedes have met four times before for men’s IIHF gold[more]

Swedish captain Mats Sundin celebrates Sweden's victory over Finland in the gold medal game of the 2006 Olympics. Photo: Jani Rajamäki / Europhoto
BRATISLAVA – Heading into Sunday’s Sweden-Finland clash for the title, let’s take a look back at how one of hockey’s most famous rivalries has unfolded in the four previous times... [more]

Fasth's lane to the top

After slow start, Viktor Fasth's career now hits Mach 3[more]

Ondrej Nepela Arena Bratislava  SlovakiaSweden's Viktor Fasth hasn't lost a game in the tournament. Photo: Matthew Manor / HHOF-IIHF Images
BRATISLAVA – Germany’s Justin Krueger had never heard of him. The Czech players didn’t know who he was, either. And to be fair, not even Tre Kronor teammate Robert Nilsson knew... [more]

Fehr conversation continues

New NHLPA director discusses his love of game, players[more]

BRATISLAVA – NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr sheds light on what brought... [more]

Russia’s nightmare

Koivu is to Bykov as Kovalchuk is to Hitchcock[more]

BRATISLAVA – Russian media was quick to name Ilya Kovalchuk coach Ken... [more]

Putin and Fasel meet the press

Russian Prime Minister a hockey lover with passion for the game[more]

BRATISLAVA – Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and IIHF President René... [more]

NHLPA's Fehr speaks: Part One

Executive director talks Sochi, player-centric approach[more]

BRATISLAVA – Donald Fehr, the NHLPA’s executive director since 2010, addressed... [more]

 

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