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_daynzy
04-27-2017, 09:01 AM
Any thoughts on no NHL players at the Olympics?

Aristotle
04-28-2017, 10:29 AM
I don't mind the decision.

Everyone is ripping on Bettman, but he is just doing the bidding of the owners,and those are the people who invest big dollars in these players. It's their investment, if they don't want the players to risk injury and not go, then they shouldn't go.

The owners take a calculated risk and send the players when they games are at a place where they can be seen in primetime, or close to it. How many North Americans are going to get up to watch even Canada - US at 4 AM? I sure the hell would not. So, not going to Asia makes sense.

Some say it's about trying to market the game in Asia. Ummm, let's try to market it more in the US first, the country that sits next to the country in which its most popular, yet is still a niche sport in the States.

And, hey, every other sport has amateurs at the games, why not hockey again?

_daynzy
04-28-2017, 01:24 PM
Agreed 100%