May 22, 2018

The Curling News Top 15

top15The Curling News Top 15 is a frequent ranking of the best curling team performances as they occurred around the world, for both men and women, and utilizes savvy curling knowledge, complex mathematical theorems, and plain old subjectivity.

Read the comments under each team name for hints and tips on our line of thinking; and if you disagree, or believe we’re missing a notable team performance entirely, send us a message via the contact page and we’ll consider your input.

Perhaps…

    • TCN Top 15 Men’s
    • Updated February 6, 2018
    • 1
    • Niklas Edin (Sweden)

      Number one, we say, heading into PyeongChang

    • 2
    • Kevin Koe (Calgary)

      Team Canada at the Olympics

    • 3
    • Mike McEwen (Winnipeg)

      Amazing season, crushing losses in Trial and provincial finales

    • 4
    • Brad Gushue (St. John’s)

      The shoe-in didn’t make the final in Ottawa

    • 5
    • Peter de Cruz (Switzerland)

      Huge Slam victory just before Korea

    • 6
    • Bruce Mouat (Scotland)

      Won fourth Tour title of the season in December

    • 7
    • Reid Carruthers (Winnipeg)

      Emphatic Manitoba title, off to the Brier

    • 8
    • Kyle Smith (Scotland)

      A real wild card at these Olympic Games

    • 9
    • Brad Jacobs (Sault Ste. Marie)

      Should have made Trials playoffs and they know it

    • 10
    • Brendan Bottcher (Edmonton)

      The kids (and Darren) are alright

    • 11
    • Chang-Min Kim (Korea)

      Soo Slam finalists, Pacific champions, Olympic hosts

    • 12
    • Jason Gunnlaugson (Winnipeg)

      Making solid noise this season

    • 13
    • John Epping (Toronto)

      Beat the wizard, off to the Brier

    • 14
    • Thomas Ulsrud (Norway)

      Is PyeongChang the curtain call for The Pants?

    • 15
    • John Shuster (USA)

      Our Terry Jones picks them for bronze

    • TCN Top 15 Women’s
    • Updated February 6, 2018
    • 1
    • Rachel Homan (Ottawa)

      Destroyed virtually this same Olympic field at last year’s worlds – and we mean destroyed

    • 2
    • Jennifer Jones (Winnipeg)

      Ran out of steam in Ottawa, rebounded in STOH and Slam play

    • 3
    • Chelsea Carey (Calgary)

      What a stellar yet painful season

    • 4
    • Eve Muirhead (Scotland)

      Armed with her second Euro gold, she looks focused on Korea

    • 5
    • Anna Hasselborg (Sweden)

      Still need to prove they can win The Big One

    • 6
    • Kerri Einarson (Winnipeg)

      Best squad not in the Trials, and they proved it at STOH

    • 7
    • Silvana Tirinzoni (Switzerland)

      Made quarterfinals in Camrose

    • 8
    • Satsuki Fujisawa (Japan)

      We just love The Smile Girls

    • 9
    • Victoria Moiseeva (OAR)

      Not from Russia – this month only

    • 10
    • Alina Paetz (Switzerland)

      Decent season

    • 11
    • Casey Scheidegger (Lethbridge)

      Should have made playoffs in Ottawa, decent STOH run

    • 12
    • Nina Roth (USA)

      Best women’s team to rep USA Olympic hopes… ever?

    • 13
    • Tracy Fleury (Sudbury)

      Fleury Hard!

    • 14
    • EunJung Kim (Korea)

      Will Olympic pressure eat them up?

    • 15
    • Jamie Sinclair (USA)

      Great season, future looks bright

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