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Once Again Gary Bettman On The Olympics, “We’re Not Going”

from Joe Knowles of the Chicago Tribune,

Even if the International Olympic Committee sweetens its offer, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman insists that his league will not participate in the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea.

"We're not going," Bettman said Friday during his annual meeting with a group of sports editors at league headquarters. "That decision has been made."

The issues on the table included insurance and travel expenses for players, and the IOC appeared to be willing to soften its stance on both. But Bettman said who pays for what is just part of the equation.

"We're not anti-Olympics," Bettman said. "We're anti-disruption."

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WingedRider's avatar

Trouble brewing, I expect other players will go no matter what little Gary says.

Then what will he do??

Little Gary forgot to mention that the NHL players will not be allowed to go to 2022, decision made by Olympic committee.

This sounds like one of those games I played when I was a little, immature kid. Peeing contest.

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 04/21/17 at 05:27 PM ET

shazam88's avatar

Little Gary forgot to mention that the NHL players will not be allowed to go to 2022, decision made by Olympic committee.

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 04/21/17 at 05:27 PM ET

afaik it was only the IIHF that addressed 2022. it made a statement saying essentially, if you don’t come to work in 2018, don’t think you can just show up in 2022.

with it all boiling down to money in the end, that’s hardly a blanket ban on NHL players in 2022.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 04/21/17 at 06:23 PM ET

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