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UML Puck Hawk
04-03-2017, 03:35 PM
http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/19069690/nhl-announces-league-not-participating-2018-olympics-south-korea

mookie1995
04-03-2017, 04:42 PM
good

SJHovey
04-03-2017, 04:59 PM
goodGoing to be some college coaches unhappy when they lose players to the Olympics.

Rabid Gopher
04-03-2017, 05:00 PM
Uggh....guess there goes Mittelstadt....and maybe others.

mookie1995
04-03-2017, 05:21 PM
Going to be some college coaches unhappy when they lose players to the Olympics.

if colleges let them go that's their problem.

Snively65
04-03-2017, 05:49 PM
Going to be some college coaches unhappy when they lose players to the Olympics.

Then, there other coaches who will have nothing to worry about.

techtodenver
04-03-2017, 06:02 PM
if colleges let them go that's their problem.

Yeah I'm sure that would go over well, if a kid wants to go he should have the option to go. No point in training a year to get mopped up by the KHL stars.

TovarishchLisa
04-03-2017, 06:15 PM
Yeah I'm sure that would go over well, if a kid wants to go he should have the option to go. No point in training a year to get mopped up by the KHL stars.

As someone who supports Russia internationally, this is basically my dream scenario.
As someone who supports the growth of hockey internationally, this is basically my nightmare scenario.

ticapnews
04-04-2017, 05:28 AM
if colleges let them go that's their problem.

That would be a short conversation.

"Coach, I want go play in the Olympics."
"No, your commitment is to the school."
"I'm transferring, but don't worry I'll tell my friends back home you wanted to stop me from going after my dream."

That'd be awesome for recruiting.

J.D.
04-04-2017, 05:59 AM
It should be handled like the world juniors. None of this take a year off nonsense to train with Olympic team. Have a camp and select a team. How long are the olympics? How many college games would a player miss?

ticapnews
04-04-2017, 06:02 AM
It should be handled like the world juniors. None of this take a year off nonsense to train with Olympic team. Have a camp and select a team. How long are the olympics? How many college games would a player miss?

The Games are 9-25 February. So players would be missing the final month of the regular season.

Koho
04-04-2017, 06:03 AM
So has there been any clarification if this only applies to rostered NHL players, or anyone with a contract? So could they draw from AHL players? If AHL'ers played, between them and European league players, there might not be that many college players who would play.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
04-04-2017, 06:17 AM
I'm assuming players on two-way contracts are out.

So... yeah, the US and Canada are boned.

ticapnews
04-04-2017, 06:34 AM
I'm assuming players on two-way contracts are out.

So... yeah, the US and Canada are boned.

Would the AHL even go against the NHL on this issue? Would AHL teams want to disrupt their stretch drives by allowing their best players to leave for a month?

mookie1995
04-04-2017, 09:31 AM
That would be a short conversation.

"Coach, I want go play in the Olympics."
"No, your commitment is to the school."
"I'm transferring, but don't worry I'll tell my friends back home you wanted to stop me from going after my dream."

That'd be awesome for recruiting.

So the kid will play 5 games in the Olympics and then go to Sioux City for a year and a half. If that's what he wants for his development, that's his choice. If his friends a year. Whine him with no shot at an Olympics likes that along with his advisor so be it.

Fighting Sioux 23
04-04-2017, 10:06 AM
It should be handled like the world juniors. None of this take a year off nonsense to train with Olympic team. Have a camp and select a team. How long are the olympics? How many college games would a player miss?

Olympics begin (Opening Ceremony) Friday, February 9 and end (Closing Ceremony; Gold Medal game) Sunday, February 25. Assuming the players need 7-10 days at camp, that would likely mean the players would be out the entire month of February. For most teams, that means missing about 8 games (and for the "Boston" schools, the Beanpot!), the majority of which are conference games.

SteveO
04-04-2017, 11:51 AM
I think it's in the best interests, beyond financial support, for the IOC and Bettman and Co. to head back to the negotiating table and cut a deal. You can't put a price on the patriotism the Olympics represents in the minds of millions of fans. I kinda think we haven't heard the end of the story yet.

Patman
04-04-2017, 01:07 PM
Would the AHL even go against the NHL on this issue? Would AHL teams want to disrupt their stretch drives by allowing their best players to leave for a month?

That assumes they'd be "going against" them. In the end this will be up to the clubs. They may see an opportunity to give some of their players international experience. I think a lot will come down to injury insurance and compensation.

theprofromdover
04-04-2017, 08:05 PM
Ovie says he's going.

northeastern
04-04-2017, 08:43 PM
Ovie says he's going.

..and Caps owner supports his decision.