Some of the storylines the NHL missing two Olympics has cost hockey

Before the NHL first went to the Olympics in 1998 to begin a streak of five straight appearances, hockey fans at least had Canada Cups and World Cups to whet their appetite for elite international competition. With no NHLers going to Beijing and no concrete plans for a World Cup resurrection, The Canadian Press takes a look at some of the lost storylines from two Olympic Games missed: MCDAVID AND CROSBY The superstars have only played together once for Canada, and that was at the 2015 world cham…