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NHL, NHLPA will wait and see about 2018 Olympics

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02:15 PM ET 07.22 | Could the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, be the last time NHL players participate in the Games for the foreseeable future? It may not be the most pressing question at the moment -- the next Winter Olympics after Sochi are in 2018, hosted by Pyeongchang, South Korea -- but there are reasons to believe the answer may be yes. For now, the NHL says it's taking a wait-and-see approach. "We specifically avoided negotiating over or committing to Olympic participation beyond the 2014 Sochi Games," wrote deputy commissioner Bill Daly in an email to PHT. "It's our joint intention (NHL and NHLPA) to assess the experience in Sochi before even considering whether to continue with Olympic participation going forward." The NHLPA concurred with Daly's statement in a separate email.

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July 22, 2013  02:17 PM ET

Booya!

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July 22, 2013  02:26 PM ET

Will Edward Snowden drop the first puck??

July 22, 2013  03:14 PM ET

My, isn't that nice.

July 22, 2013  03:21 PM ET
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Are we seriously even thinking about this right now?

Apparently .... yes. As if there were no more pressing matters.

July 22, 2013  03:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

My, isn't that nice.

You must be talking about the "joint intention" quote.

July 22, 2013  04:04 PM ET
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You must be talking about the "joint intention" quote.

Mostly I'm just bored by the whole concept...

I'll take NHL playoffs any day of the week.

July 22, 2013  06:14 PM ET

They should both feel lucky to still be around by then - I know that I would be.

 
July 22, 2013  07:55 PM ET
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They should both feel lucky to still be around by then - I know that I would be.

LOL You know something, me too.

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