Tomas Tatar has gotten better and better with each game he has played with the Red Wings this season.
He has made a name for himself among his countrymen at the forward spot.
Because the injury-ridden Marian Gaborik has only played 18 games and put up 12 points in the process, Tatar is actually second in the NHL in points by Slovakian forwards. Marian Hossa has 35 points and leads that group, but Tatar has definitely made his presence felt in the Red Wings' lineup this season.
Although Tatar has been tearing it up this season, Slovakia would be wise to leave him off the first line and get him better scoring chances on the second or third line.
Tatar has shown the skills and offensive abilities this season to get a significant look at playing on the second line in the Olympics.
Unless he goes on a substantial cold spell before the Olympics start, the second line seems like a reasonable place for him to play in Sochi.