Potential Breakout Hockey Stars at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Potential Breakout Hockey Stars at the 2014 Winter Olympics
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We all know what Sidney Crosby and Patrick Kane are going to do at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. They're going to continue to be the stars that they are here in the NHL, posting big point totals are scoring epic goals for their respective countries.

While it's fun to watch the superpowers collide, there always seems to be one or two dark-horse teams in the tournament that make things tough on the likes of Canada, the United States and Russia.

The legs that make those Cinderella teams run are typically breakout stars. Players who don't have top-line duties on their NHL teams but end up playing massive minutes once they suit up for, say, Austria.

Players from the superpower nations aside, there are a few guys who could really see their stock rise during the Olympics this winter.

 

Statistics appear courtesy of the indispensable HockeyDB.com.

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