Lundqvist, Hagelin, Zuccarello all heading to Sochi

January 7, 2014, by

Henrik Lundqvist, Carl Hagelin, and Mats Zuccarello will be joining Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan, and Ryan Callahan (USA) in Sochi for the 2014 Olympic Games. Lundqvist and Hagelin will be playing for Team Sweden, and Zuccarello is the lone NHL player participating for Team Norway. Lundqvist and Zuccarello were expected to make their respective clubs. Hagelin was a bubble player, but Team Sweden went with speed.

Rick Nash is expected to make Team Canada this morning at 11am. If he does, the Rangers will be sending seven players to Sochi. (Update: Nash is headed to Sochi with Canada.)


  1. Rangers Fan in Boston says:

    Is having seven Rangers’ players participate in the Olympics a positive or negative?

    Normally, I would say negative as it could disrupt any momentum/solid play, but in this case it could be a positive as a distraction for a team struggling to find consistency.

    Maybe solid play from the participants will follow them back to the NHL.

    • Dave says:

      Well it’s obviously a risk, but so is taking two weeks off.

      I say it’s a positive because it shows the talent this roster possesses.

  2. ranger17 says:

    Step and Nash don’t realt belong there . Long long time ranger fan since 1949. Live and die with my Rangers , but they just don’t belong

    • Dave says:

      You need to remember that this is based off the past 3 years, not the past 3 months.

  3. supermaz says:

    Hopefully Nash and Lundqvist will use it to find their confidence.