We may earn money from links on this page, but we only recommend products we back. Why trust us? Jan 25, Getty Images Whether you're a hockey fan or newbie, this year's Olympic competition promises a lot of drama you'll want to tune in for.
Multiple headlines have already disrupted predictions for the tournament at the Winter Games in PyeongChang. Russian players will compete in generic jerseys as the "Olympic Athletes from Russia" following a systematic doping scandal.
North and South Korea will join forces to field a joint women's team after last-minute diplomatic talks. And perhaps most importantly for oddsmakers, a National Hockey League boycott has prohibited many of the best pro players from competing.
The NHL's dispute with the International Olympic Committee concerned both cost and potential injury of its stars, so for the first time since , members won't compete for their respective countries. While that means well-known athletes will sit out — including Russia's Alex Ovechkin and Canada's Sidney Crosby — it also provides a chance for both new and veteran talent to see the spotlight.
In fact, the last time the U. Either way, you won't want to miss it. Viewers can catch every period on NBCOlympics.
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Korea Sunday, February 11 a. Finland a. Canada Monday, February 12 a. Korea Tuesday, February 13 a. United States p. Switzerland Wednesday, February 14 a. Russia a. Slovenia p.
Germany p. Canada Thursday, February 15 a. Sweden a. Czech Republic a. Switzerland p. Slovakia Friday, February 16 a. Slovenia a. Norway a. Czech Republic p.
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