Ever since NHL players answered the call to play for country en masse during the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics, the league's stars have been elemental to the success of many of their national teams. The complexion of the men’s tournament in PyeongChang will change dramatically with the NHL's decision to not participate in the Olympic Games. The most outspoken NHLer on the decision to skip PyeongChang, Washington Capital and would-be Russia star Alex Ovechkin, accpeted his Olympic fate in 2018, and expressed his frustrations with the situation in September . Below are the 12 teams qualified for the men's tournament, and as rosters begin to take shape, check back to acquaint yourself with the men who will play for gold in PyeongChang.
The project is being produced by Mark Canton, Tucker Tooley, Butler and Alan Siegel. The story follows an elite crew of bank robbers sets out to pull off the ultimate heist and get to the money first, right under the noses of Los Angeles’ most feared division of law enforcement. The film marks the directorial debut of Christian Gudegast ( London Has Fallen ) who is helming from his original screenplay based on a story by Gudegast and Paul Scheuring ( Prison Break: The Final Break ). Tooley spent more than 10 years developing this project with Gudegast.
"Singer, songwriter and guitarist John Baker is among the Australian music scene’s best-kept secrets. A poet’s eye for lyrics and an educated ear for melody and rhythm, his elegant and understated roots-inflected albums rank alongside those of acclaimed national treasures such as Paul Kelly and Shane Howard".
The Australian Stars****
Beautifully crafted art-folk songs delivered with a twist of Parisian jazz.
The Baker Suite are John Baker (guitar/vocals) and Gayle Buckby (accordion, vocals), Julian Ferraretto (violin, mandolin, saw), Lyndon Gray (double bass), and Enrico Mick Morena (drums).