The top "amateur" atheles are richs in today's sports.
Olympics spirit? It makes absolutly no sense watching Olympic hockey without the pros imo. why would i watch the "best of the best" when i know there are litterally thousands of better players then those who went to the Olympics.???
Beside, Miracle on ice is seen as such simply because they beat the USSR top team. Who would care today about what the American did if they had only won against lesser competition than that???? Guess what those players are mostly in the nhl now.