Olympic hockey is a rare and wonderful thing. For a scant two weeks every four years, we get to see the superstars of the sport compete without concerns of contracts, salaries, incentives, and endorsements and play for the honor of national pride.
Which is great, although a bit boring.
The biggest downside of the men’s ice hockey tournament at the 2014 Sochi Olympics (aside from Zdeno Chara’s bed) is that it robs us of the madcap circus of showmanship, bravado, and carefree competition that is the NHL All-Star Game. More