2010 Winter Olympics

For NHL stars, changes to Winter Olympic Games hitting home

For NHL stars, changes to Winter Olympic Games hitting home

The sight of then-20-year-old Drew Doughty waving the Canadian flag was one of the more endearing images of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Canada just beat the U.S. in the gold-medal game, under immense pressure to win on its home soil, and Doughty, the Kings defenseman, was the face of a memorable tournament that showcased NHL players.

That won’t happen in the 2018 Winter Games because NHL players won’t participate. And the tournament took another hit this week when the International Olympic Committee

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