Simon Moser is heading to Sochi

(Photo credit to Scott Paulus)

Cool news to announce ahead of tonight’s game. Simon Moser will be representing Team Switzerland in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Moser started this season as one of the final roster cuts out of Nashville’s pre-season camp. Since joining the Ads he has played in 29 games and scored 15 points (6 goals, 9 assists).

Joining Moser is former-Admiral and current Nashville Predators d-man Roman Josi. In Milwaukee Josi played 74 games and scored 44 points (7 goals, 37 assists). This season with the Preds he has suited up for 33 games scoring 13 points (3 goals, 10 assists).

The 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi start on February 7th with the hockey tournament beginning on Wednesday February 12th. Moser’s Team Switzerland is in Group C with the Czech Republic, Latvia, and Sweden.

Are you as excited as Mike Liambas to have an Admiral in the Olympics? What have your thoughts been on Moser’s season to date?

7 thoughts on “Simon Moser is heading to Sochi”

  1. SmoothJazZ85: It’d be nice to see but the Swiss are in a tough group. You have Sweden who are always loaded. Latvia. … … The Czechs are always a solid group. Him being apart of the Olympics is brilliant enough. Anything past the group for him is going to be great experience.

    Firsttimer: Team USA seems to be build for defense don’t you think? I’m shocked Bobby Ryan isn’t on the team. Shocked. It’s as if they looked to the Ducks roster and assumed he stopped playing or something. Not sure how to gauge what they’ll do in the tournament but I am a massive Bylsma fan. He’ll coach that team to success… medal success might be a reach though.

  2. Doc, There is no way Team USA medals. They are built for warm fuzzies. Team Russia will battle Canada for Gold. I think Sweden and the Czechs battle it out for the Bronze. Team USA catered to their NCAA buddies. They did not build this team to win but to placate rather than play. I am pleased that several European teams will be able to bring competitive teams to Sochi! It will be fun to watch them.

  3. Firsttimer: I don’t think USA medals either. I think, barring a circumstance where they meet before the gold medal game, it’s Canada against Russia – with Canada winning. I always dig the “home support” for international games like this. Sweden nearly capped off World Juniors doing as much. But I’m expecting a similar fate. Canada is absolutely stacked to the point people are knit-picking Chris Kunitz who has been Sidney Crosby’s go-to winger for years and is a great two way player. I would be shocked if Canada didn’t repeat.

  4. Not shocked at Moser’s addition, considering his history with the Swiss National Team …
    2009 IIHF World Junior Div. 1 Championships (5/5-1-6/2/+6) *GOLD*
    2011 IIHF World Championships (6/0-2-2/0/-1)
    2012 IIHF World Championships (2/2-0-2/0/+2)
    2013 IIHF World Championships (10/3-2-5/6/+5) *SILVER*

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