The play has been disappointing without NHLers, but it has given underdog countries an opportunity to topple the heavyweights.
Sorry, Canada, but Team USA's gold medal victory will help the game grow even more.
The rock star Canadians have won over our hearts in PyeongChang.
And then he yelled "fuck" on live TV to celebrate.
Pyeongchang's politics; Assad's siege tactics; and the Hague takes a look at Duterte.
With no NHL players at the Olympics, the timing is perfect for the compelling and underrepresented women's game to get more spotlight.
Canada, Russia, Sweden, and the US are all stacked, robbing us of what was sure to be an insanely fun men's tournament.
The 2022 Games in China are likely still in play for the NHL. For fans of the game and some of its marquee players, though, that doesn't mean shit.
And players, from Ovechkin to McDavid, aren't happy about it.