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by Paul on 06/24/14 at 04:17 PM ET
Updated 3x at 7:36 PM:
Update: Here's a video of Babcock speaking to the NHL Network, via RedWingsFeed:
And here are a few more Tweets:
Update #2: Also from ESPN's Pierre LeBrun:
While the NHL's involvement in future Olympics remains undecided, it's clear how two major voices feel about it.
Crosby and Mike Babcock would welcome further NHL participation.
"All the things that had to happen to make it work in Russia, it would be a similar case, maybe even more difficult with the next one, so we'll see," Crosby said Monday while in Vancouver accepting his Olympic championship ring. "But to represent your country and to have those opportunities, that never gets old, no matter what the situation is. As a player, you're always looking to those opportunities and you want to be a part of that. So we'll see what happens, but I would have no complaints [going to South Korea in 2018]."
Ditto, added Team Canada coach Babcock, a two-time Olympic gold medalist.
"To me, the Olympic Games are so special," the Red Wings coach said. "My mom never watched sports but she watched the Olympic Games. People that aren't interested in sports still follow the Olympics. I think it's the greatest opportunity, best on best, to sell sport in itself. The experience, just like Sid, for me has been absolutely fantastic, one I shared with my family in Vancouver and one I shared with the guys more so in Sochi. But it's something you want to be a part of and you want other people to be a part of. Whether that's through the TV or whether that's actually being there to experience it, to me it's a thrill of a lifetime."
Update #4: No Jack Adams:
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