NHL players are the best in the world. To attract new fans you have to use the best players. To attract new NHL fans we need the best on the world stage…playing in the Olympics.
If I was a player, and it came down to it, I’d sit out a NHL season before missing the Olympics.]]>
I like how Kiprussoff is taking the olmypics off to rest his hip I believe. Naslund isn’t playing because of an injury as well.
I just think it’s stupid to shut down the NHl for 2 weeks or however long it is so players can go out and risk injuring themsevles away from the team and becoming totally useless down the stretch. Now players could get hurt playing in the NHL, but for some reason, the impact isn’t the same as if they get hurt in something like the olpympics or an all-star game.]]>
For me, I would make the Olympcis exclusive to players 23 years and younger. That way, the NHL season could still continue while still having representation in the Olympics.]]>