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from Russia Beyond The Headlines,

RBTH: You seem so sure that the NHL won’t let its players go to the Olympics, but the League won’t comment on this. Do you have inside information from top officials?

V.F.: I know some details of the talks between the NHL and the players. Believe me, international tournaments is the last thing they are talking about, well, maybe the second-to-last thing.

RBTH: But surely the Olympics should be one of the most important points on the agenda…

V.F.: You have to understand the psychology of business. For Bettman, just like any other NHL club owner, the Stanley Cup is a dream. But it also means money.

The Olympics are organized by the International Olympic Committee, which never shares its profits. This is their event, and something tells me that Bettman couldn’t care less about the players who want to play for their national team. I think most of the other club owners will agree with him.

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One of the major problems the NHL has with the Olympics is access and treatment.

The NHL cannot even use video from the event, media cannot get access at times to players, etc.

Plus the time difference is a huge problem too.

I eventually see the players participating if those issues can be resolved.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/02/13 at 01:40 PM ET

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