International Hockey

Olympics, World Junior Championships and other international tournaments.

IIHF World Junior Championship Preliminary Round c

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Raw Charge wraps up Lightning prospects' performance in the preliminary round of the 2013 IIHF WJC.

Former Tampa Bay Lightning forward Kaspars Astashenko dead

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Latvian defenseman Kaspars Astashenko has passed, according to a Latvian news report. He was 37. How familiar the name Kaspars Astashenko is with Tampa Bay Lightning fans is, is likely subjective to how long one has been a fan, how intense of a fan they are, and how closely they followed things during the team's proverbial lean years. Astashenko played only 23 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning, between 1999 and 2001, his only play at the NHL level. Kaspars also played for the Latvian National Team in the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Russia takes the gold in IIHF World Championships

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If you tried to predict the outcome of the 2012 IIHF World Championships, and I'm sure you did, chances are you were wrong. That's okay. Pretty much everyone was.

IIHF World Championship in full swing in Finland, Sweden

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Lightning players and coaches represent their countries in the 2012 tournament. We recap their early performances.

Yzerman named Team Canada executive director for 2014 Olympics

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Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman will lead Team Canada into the 2014 Olympics.

In Praise of the Finns

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Finnish hockey has been quietly producing some of the best hockey players in the world. Here are 4 lessons about Finnish hockey for you.

Rambling thoughts on the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crash

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An admittedly rambling, personal post in light of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl tragedy. Citing Tampa Bay Lightning ties and ESPN.com's complete and utter failure to be a "World Wide Leader in Sports"...

KHL's Lokomotiv lost to plane crash

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Once again this summer, the hockey world has been marred with tragedy. An entire KHL team has been killed in a plane crash.

World Championships: Russia Knocks out Canada

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World Championships: Russia Knocks out Canada

World Championships: Canada to face Russia, Hedman Shines

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World Championships: Canada to face Russia, Hedman Shines in game against Switzerland

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