Winter Olympics: Why ice hockey is missing biggest NHL stars

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Winter Olympics: Why ice hockey is missing biggest NHL stars
Winter Olympics: Why ice hockey is missing biggest NHL stars

Imagine the 2018 World Cup without any Premier League players. It's inconceivable, isn't it? Yet the Winter Olympics' men's ice hockey tournament is missing many of its biggest stars because of a row with North America's National Hockey League (NHL) - the sport's most popular competition in the world. How did this happen, and will it affect the Pyeongchang Games? BBC ice hockey commentator Seth Bennett explains. Day-by-day guide to what's on Full schedule and results What has happened? The National Hockey League, which is the top men's league in the world, has refused to allow its players to compete in the Winter Olympic Games. That's somewhere between 150-180 players stopped from competing on

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