How Olympic Hockey Rosters Have been Stuffed After N.H.L.’s Retreat

BEIJING — Early final fall, Hockey Canada’s chief government, Tom Renney, positioned a secret name to a retired scout named Blair MacKasey. The coronavirus pandemic’s risk had seemingly ebbed, however Renney nervous that the N.H.L. would abandon its plan to ship gamers to the Beijing Olympics. That call, if it got here, promised to upend