Players to watch in Olympic men's hockey


Without NHL players, much of the shine and hype has worn off the men's hockey tournament at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. It might be easier to approach this tournament with apathy, but the quality of the games and the number of notable players still in the tournament probably gives enough hockey fans reason to set their alarms for the unfriendly start times.
Perhaps the biggest reason to tune in is to get a good look at some of the NHL stars of tomorrow. Top draft prospect Rasmus Dahlin of Sweden is the big attraction. At only 17, he's already drawing comparisons to Nicklas Lidstrom and Brian Leetch, the latter coming from Lidstrom himself. But he is hardly alone among young players.