We’re barely one week into the NHL regular season, yet thoughts are turning to the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.
The Colorado Avalanche, San Jose Sharks and Toronto Maple Leafs have had good starts, and unsurprisingly, these teams feature many of the players playing very well out of the gate.
Our list includes players who are not only improving their chances to play in Sochi, but creating the need to be considered seriously as well.
Honorable mentions go to: Marc Andre-Fleury, Mark Giordano, Mikhail Grabovski, Vladimir Tarasenko, Brandon Saad and Patrick Sharp.
All stats can be found on NHL.com.