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Updated translation factors.74 KHL.58 SHL.47 AHL.43 SM-Liiga, Swiss NLA, NCHC.38 H-East.33 Big 10.30 OHL.29 WHL.25 QMJHL.23 ECAC— Rob Vollman (@robvollmanNHL) May 22, 2017 That sounds good — to be anywhere near an NHL level of scoring with a ragtag group of non-NHL players is commendable — but considering the 2010 squad in Vancouver scored goals at a rate of 351 goals per 82 NHL games and the 2014 unit in Sochi was at 446 per 82 it is easy to see just how big a falloff we can expect in PyeongChang with no NHL players.Winter Games Goals scored in NHL per 82 games 2010 Vancouver 351 2014 Sochi 446 2018 PyeongChang 219 (estimated) I know what you’re thinking: in 1980 in Lake Placid, the United States rallied behind non-NHLers and it became the country’s greatest Olympic moment. True, but that squad was, on average, 22 years old, with 25-year-olds Buzz Schneider and Mike Eruzione the elder statesmen on the team. The 2018 team averages 29.6 years old, with just three players — Borgen, Greenway and Terry — 22 or younger. The average NHL skater plateaus from age 22 to 25, pushing this 2018 Olympic squad into the “old” category, even if there is a sprinkling of collegiate athletes on the roster.Could another dark horse U.S. men’s hockey team rise up and beat the Olympic Athletes from Russia, currently the favorite to win gold, or their archrival Team Canada, the second choice in the betting markets? Sure, but it will be a shocker if they do. Based on the opening odds from the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, Team USA has just a 9 percent chance at going home with gold for the first time since 1980.2018 PyeongChang Chance at gold medal Olympic Athletes of Russia 26% Canada 23% Sweden 17% Finland 10% Czech Republic 9% USA 9% Switzerland 3% Germany 1% Slovakia 1% Norway 1% Slovenia <1% Republic of Korea <1% Read more Post coverage of the PyeongChang Olympics:‘I’m here to put it down’: Shaun White gives his all in intense halfpipe qualifyingMarcel Hirscher dominates tough course for gold, silencing 9 million AustriansU.S. Olympic women’s hockey team can keep Statue of Liberty goalies’ masks‘I’m America’s sweetheart’: Adam Rippon won bronze, but he’s a gold-medal talkerChloe Kim’s ‘buddy’ Arielle Gold joined her on the halfpipe podium, as bronze medalistGold medalist Chloe Kim wins Twitter, tooBarry Svrluga: Ice cream-loving teen or dominant gold medalist? Chloe Kim is now both.