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Coverage Of The World Junior Championship On The NHL Network

December 18, 2017 – As the exclusive U.S. TV home of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, NHL Network will provide extensive coverage of the tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., including live game telecasts plus comprehensive previews, highlights, analysis and interviews within its studio programming and via @NHLNetwork on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Morning Line- Jari Kurri On The 2018 Winter Olympics

It’s definitely not the same tournament. It’s a sad story that the NHL players won’t be there and the best players won’t be there. I think, it will hurt hockey and it will hurt the fans because they would like to see the best players.

For the players who grew up playing hockey it was a dream to play in the Olympics, put their country’s flag on and to celebrate the Olympics with the whole family. The Olympics are not about hockey, they are about other sports. Cross-country skiers, ski jumpers are there, they are like a big family enjoying the Olympics. It’s a sad story.

There’s a lot of politics, money involved. I don’t want to still see it as a secondary tournament. I think, players who are going to be invited there should be proud of having the chance that other players enjoy.

-Jari Kurri at RT.com where you can read more or watch a 26 minute video of the interview.

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Russian doping scandal could endanger the Winter Games

By Stacy,

Who would want to be on the International Olympic Committee? When the NHL announced that it would not be participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics, it dealt a cruel body blow, but now, the absence of one of the most significant nations in winter sports has to cast the viability of the event itself into doubt.

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Morning Line- Ilya Kovalchuk

"Going to the Olympics is a must. Refusal means surrender. We understand perfectly that the IOC decision is simply politics, and who it is directed against. [We] more or less knew there would be such a decision. But if the athletes go [to Pyeongchang] it will bring the country together. All clean athletes must go. We are athletes, we have nothing to do with politics. For us, it will be an important tournament, it won’t be different from any other.” 

“Patriotism and love for our country is in our hearts. There’s no need to shout about it, or even to carry the flag on our chest. God willing, we will manage to perform well and we will sing the anthem.”

“The Olympics is a significant event in ice hockey, in any case. I can’t say that we hold any sort of grudge. Rather, it’s a lack of understanding. After all, we are just athletes, who train every day, practice our craft and dream about representing our country. Yes, they took our flag and anthem, but not our honor and convictions! We know that we are Russians and represent the best country in the world. I believe our fans will supports us even more. We will try to do everything to justify their hopes.”

-Ilya Kovalchuk, RT.com has a bit more on this topic.

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The TSN Insiders Tonight

The TSN Hockey Insiders discuss how Russia's Olympic ban could affect the hockey tournament in PyeongChang, why the KHL's decision to go or not go might affect the way Hockey Canada builds its Olympic team, the latest on the NHL's interest in Seattle, and the Hurricanes' future in Carolina.

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Russia Banned From The Winter Olympics

from Rebecca R. Ruiz and Tariq Panja of the New York Times,

Russia’s Olympic team has been barred from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The country’s government officials are forbidden to attend, its flag will not be displayed at the opening ceremony and its anthem will not sound. Any athletes from Russia who receive special dispensation to compete will do so as individuals wearing a neutral uniform, and the official record books will forever show that Russia won zero medals.

That was the punishment issued Tuesday to the proud sports juggernaut that has long used the Olympics as a show of global force but was exposed for systematic doping in previously unfathomable ways.

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added 1:43pm,

 

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Video- Saturday Headlines

Topics discussed- the future of John Tavares, Wiliiam Nylander's next contract, the Edmonton Oilers, Jarome Iginla/Team Canada and Derek Dorsett's health.

via Sportsnet,

 

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The TSN Insiders Tonight

What would the ramifications be if the KHL doesn't let its players attend the upcoming Olympics? How has the Kings' success to start the year changed their mentality moving forward? Who's still in search of offence after missing out on Matt Duchene? The Insiders discuss these and more.

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The Russians And The Olympics

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,

Russia’s participation in the upcoming Pyeongchang hockey tournament is in question, according to well-placed sources, as the International Olympic Committee continues its ongoing doping investigation into athletes from that country.

Fears were raised in international hockey circles this week that a ban of all athletes from Russia could be forthcoming. Some IOC members and as many as 20 Western-based national anti-doping committees are believed to be pushing for it, according to sources....

What this means for February’s hockey tournament is unclear. A ban of all athletes from Russia would obviously preclude the country’s participation. There’s also been a suggestion that they may instead be forced to play under a neutral flag, and the Russians have indicated an unwillingness to even consider that possibility.

Amid the growing uncertainty, the Russian-based Kontinental Hockey League went on the offensive Saturday by suggesting that it may withdraw all of its players from the Games – a decision that would keep several Canadians, Americans, Swedes and Finns from the tournament as well as the Russians.

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Team USA Hockey Jersey For The 2018 Olympics

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey unveiled today the three Nike jerseys that its 2018 Olympic and Paralympic teams will wear during the upcoming Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, as part of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s 100 Days Out celebration in Times Square.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

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