Too Many Men: The Abundance of Olympic-Caliber Stars May Harm the Sharks

December 8th, 2009 by Jason Figueiredo-Dumpit Leave a reply »

With the Winter Olympics less than 70 days away, it is hard not to take a quick glance over your NHL team's roster to see who may represent their country in these always exciting world games.

While it will be an undoubtedly enormous honor for these talented stars to make the trip to Vancouver, the amount of players on your team's roster slated to play this mini-season within a season could be disadvantageous to that team's chances of winning the Stanley Cup.   

Being selected to play in the Olympics isn't exactly like being selected to the NHL All-Star game.

In the exhibition game played with the league's stars, hitting, and really defense in general, tends to be nonexistent.  People want to see the stars score, and scoring is what they usually get.

However, in the Olympics the bodies of these stars need to be ready to bare the brunt of the violent collisions that they have become accustomed to during the regular season. This is the one chance for a country to lay claim on the title "Best Hockey Team in the Worl ...

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