Dec 30, 2013; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek (93) during the second period against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena. The Philadelphia Flyers won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Voracek, Streit, Timonen Among Philadelphia Flyers Headed To Sochi Olympics

First-year Flyer Mark Streit is among five Flyers headed to Sochi next month. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

With their 3-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens last night, the Flyers won their third straight game, giving them 50 points on the season, and placing them second in the Metropolitan division.

The Flyers have 29 days to maintain their current momentum, before hockey will take the world stage at the Sochi 2014 winter Olympics, and the league will take a 17-day break.

While Flyers’ captain Claude Giroux wasn’t selected to represent his homeland of Canada, a move that reportedly brought him close to tears, five Flyers will be heading to Sochi.

  • Kimmo Timmonen-Finland
  • Michael Raffl-Australia
  • Mark Streit-Switzerland
  • Andrej Meszaros-Solvakia
  • Jakub Voracek -Czech Republic

I’m sure it will be a great experience for the five, but frankly I hope that have enough individual success at the games to stay hot for when they come back to Philly, but I’m certainly not rooting for their teams. I’m still stuck on the USA losing to Canada in 2010, and hoping for some revenge this year.

As for Giroux’s sub, it could serve as a blessing in disguise, at least as far as the Flyers are concerned. With the omission from the team, Giroux has time to rest up for two weeks, and hopefully he comes back and can play at the elite level he was at in 2010-11.


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