Liberté, égalité, fraternité – The NHL and LGBT rights

Could tonight be Ryan Kesler's last game at Rogers Arena?

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Travis Erbacher takes a hard look at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia where LGBT athletes and spectators will be at risk of persecution, particularly if they live an open life and refuse to hide their sexual orientation. The Russian government has defended its law by claiming it does not violate the Olympics anti-discrimination requirement. The IOC has appallingly said that it is “satisfied” with this nonsense.

Sunny forecast for Sochi for your Vancouver Canucks

Dan Hamhuis will have a steady, productive season on Vancouver's blue line in 2013.

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Alex McPhee breaks down the Olympic prospects for Team Canada, Team USA, Team Sweden and Team Denmark. McPhee says that in all likelihood, the Canucks will be represented by Roberto Luongo, Ryan Kesler, Alex Edler, Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin. All in all with a realistic 7-8 contenders to make their respective Olympic squads, the Vancouver Canucks will surely be represented well in the Sochi Games.

Where does Cory Schneider stand with USA Hockey headed to 2014 Olympics?

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The World Championships of Hockey are underway in Finland and Sweden but Vancouver Canucks netminder Cory Schneider is absent from team USA’s roster. Where does he sit with the program that has been beat by Canada in the gold medal game in 2 of the last 3 Olympic mens’ hockey tournaments? Does Schneider have what it takes to be better than Jonathan Quick?

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