How would Canadian, American Olympic teams fare in the NHL?

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How would Canadian, American Olympic teams fare in the NHL?
How would Canadian, American Olympic teams fare in the NHL?

Hockey analytics pioneer Rob Vollman is ESPN Insider's armchair GM, exploring how modern statistics can inform front-office decisions. For the first time since professional hockey players were permitted to compete in the Olympics in 1998, those under contract to the NHL will not be participating. With rosters composed of former NHLers, prominent amateurs and those competing in other professional leagues, how do Team Canada and Team USA compare to a typical NHL team? Since the majority of the players on these two teams previously played in the NHL, their career data can be used as a starting point to establish how each player might be used, to identify each team's strengths and weaknesses, and to get an overall idea of what to expect when the tournament begins.

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