The NHL is not sending players to the 2018 Winter Olympics

The NHL announced on Monday afternoon that it will not be sending players to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, saying that no meaningful dialogue has materialized in negotiations with the International Olympic Committee, the NHL Players Association, and the International Ice Hockey Federation. The NHL first sent its players to the Games in 1998, and 2018 will be the first Olympic Games since 1994 in which NHL players will not participate. Team owners have long been opposed to interrupting the NHL season to send players to the Winter Olympics, but in previous years, including for the 2014 Sochi Games, the IOC offered to pay insurance and travel costs for NHL players as an appeasement for the league interrupting its season. Here s the league s full statement: The Cavaliers Cheap Lions Jerseys ongoing struggles continued with a loss to the Bulls on TNT. That puts Boston back in front by half a...
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