NHL Olympic Blog Beat – February 12, 2014

30 questions at the Olympic break, 10 lessons from previous Olympic tournaments, a history of the Olympic shootout, projected line combinations of the Men’s Olympic teams and much more.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe with 30 questions for each NHL team at the Olympic break, plus 10 lessons from previous Olympic Men’s hockey tournaments.

A shootout decided the outcome of Canada-Czech Republic at the 1998 Winter Games.

A shootout decided the outcome of the Canada-Czech Republic game at the 1998 Winter Games.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier explains the rule differences between Olympic and NHL hockey, plus a history of the dreaded Olympic shootout.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne explains the anatomy of Olympic upsets. Jo Innes explains the stroke suffered by Penguins defenseman Kris Letang.

SB NATION: Pat Iversen with potential line combinations for the dozen Men’s Olympic ice hockey teams.

THE COLOR OF HOCKEY: P.K. Subban has no problems with the accommodations and security at the Sochi Games.

HOCKEYGRAPHS: The top “young guns” in NHL history.

ICETHETICS: Examining the potential changes to next season’s uniforms for all 30 NHL teams.

RAW CHARGE: It’s been ten years since John Fontana started up this Lightning blog. Swing by and wish John and the staff a happy 10th anniversary.