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 game. Meanwhile, Toronto has caught Washington for the No. 3 seed.

Current tiebreaker: Wizards-Celtics is tied at 2-2, and the Celtics have a three-game lead in conference record, so they will likely earn that tiebreaker. The Raptors have the head-to-head tiebreaker over Washington and Boston. Cleveland has a 2-1 lead on Boston with one game left to play.

Who has the toughest schedule? Washington by a long shot. The Wizards only have two home games left, and they re in the middle of a five-game road trip that includes Cheap Liverpool Jerseys games against the Cavaliers, Clippers, Jazz, and Warriors. Cleveland s schedule is harder than Boston s.

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