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Sochi 2014: Team Analysis - Finland

Brian Rutherford

Brian Rutherford

A freelance writer of all things but mostly sports, music and politics, Brian Rutherford was raised on Long Island, NY and currently resides in a suburb of Dallas, Texas. His favorite teams are the New York Rangers, Texas Rangers, New York Giants and New York Knicks. "So the difference I think, boils down to this: you can either impose yourself on reality and then write about it, or you can impose yourself on reality by writing it." -Hunter S. Thompson "The Proud Highway"

Sochi 2014: Finland Olympic Team Review
EDITOR’S NOTE: As part of RotoWire’s Olympic Preview for the 22nd Winter Olympiad, we have asked six of our hockey writers to review each team in depth to analyze each team’s strengths and weaknesses, and what they think their chances for winning the Olympic gold are. Make sure you check in each day this week for a new team preview.
“Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.”
When it comes to Finland Olympic hockey, there are two truths we must delve into quickly before analyzing their Sochi roster. No country has won more medals than Finland (three) since NHL players were given the green light to participate in Olympic competition (Nagano, 1998). Secondly, none of those medals have been a gold.

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