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    NHL announced no Olympics in 2018

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    One more Olympic I will be able to ignore.

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    Honestly don't really care. Rather have my Habs well rested & Healthy

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    Question is what happens to players like Ovy who says he will go anyways? Certainly look like the Russians will have a huge advantage with their KHL players but who knows let's see what happens.

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    They will be suspended for 2 or 3 games probably.
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    Really short sighted decision, IMO. Too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habitants87 View Post
    They will be suspended for 2 or 3 games probably.
    not sure the NHL could do it as a team can simply allow them to go as your contract is with the NHL

    will be interesting
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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeylover View Post
    Really short sighted decision, IMO. Too bad.
    if we can believe what the evil Bettman has to say, he is already in favour of going to Beijing in 2022.
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    I'm actually disapointed.

    I enjoyed watching best on best in mid season form plus players want to be there

    Better than that garbage that was the world cup...team world and team under 24 what a joke of a format
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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeylover View Post
    Really short sighted decision, IMO. Too bad.
    I'm not so sure about that, they've been going for the past 5 Olympics, I think they have a pretty good take on the pros and cons of the adventure. I don't think it's all that good for the NHL. They might be more interested if the Olympics were held in NA however.

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    Even if it's not in NA, you'll get Americans watching something they might not have otherwise, and instead of it being the world's best hockey players, they're going to get Chris DiDomenico and Ben Scrivens. I think that's a missed opportunity personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandWazoo View Post
    I'm not so sure about that, they've been going for the past 5 Olympics, I think they have a pretty good take on the pros and cons of the adventure. I don't think it's all that good for the NHL. They might be more interested if the Olympics were held in NA however.
    I would agree but he intends to go back in 2022 to Beijing.
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    LOL Why do people act like it isn't 2017? The NHL doesn't need the Olympics to promotes its game. In fact it's the opposite!

    When I grew up I could only watch the Habs on Saturdays in French. Now, everyone can watch every game everywhere.

    The Olympics are a farce that travel to cities all over the world casting cities into bankruptcy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCountofMonteCristo View Post
    I would agree but he intends to go back in 2022 to Beijing.
    Because the market is bigger and more money/growth opportunities. Real good Olympic spirit demonstrated by Buttman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habs4Life View Post
    LOL Why do people act like it isn't 2017? The NHL doesn't need the Olympics to promotes its game. In fact it's the opposite!

    When I grew up I could only watch the Habs on Saturdays in French. Now, everyone can watch every game everywhere.

    The Olympics are a farce that travel to cities all over the world casting cities into bankruptcy.
    No way Buttman passes on China though, the market is too big. But thats not what the Olympics is all about. If I was on the Olympic committee I would ban Buttman and his NHL from the Beijing Winter Olympics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiseguy1 View Post
    No way Buttman passes on China though, the market is too big. But thats not what the Olympics is all about. If I was on the Olympic committee I would ban Buttman and his NHL from the Beijing Winter Olympics.
    If I am Bettman I schedule Habs vs Leafs outdoor game on the moon same night as the gold medal game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandWazoo View Post
    I'm not so sure about that, they've been going for the past 5 Olympics, I think they have a pretty good take on the pros and cons of the adventure. I don't think it's all that good for the NHL. They might be more interested if the Olympics were held in NA however.
    The event is bullshit for league scheduling , league shutdown kills momentum and makes the stars more prone to injury. Didnt 31 aggrevate an injury at the games ? No NHL for 3 weeks pissed me off and other than the semi`s or finals couldnt care less watching a bunch of slug games more often than not .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habs4Life View Post
    If I am Bettman I schedule Habs vs Leafs outdoor game on the moon same night as the gold medal game.
    unless Canada is in the finals ratings will probably fall behind an episode of the Big Bang Theory or some dog competition in the States if the Yanks dont go far

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    Quote Originally Posted by GEEMAN View Post
    unless Canada is in the finals ratings will probably fall behind an episode of the Big Bang Theory or some dog competition in the States if the Yanks dont go far
    I would still schedule a **** you to the IOC

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeylover View Post
    Even if it's not in NA, you'll get Americans watching something they might not have otherwise, and instead of it being the world's best hockey players, they're going to get Chris DiDomenico and Ben Scrivens. I think that's a missed opportunity personally.
    Americans don't care unless USA is playing and even then they still don't really care. Only hockey fans truly care and they still prefer to watch their own team instead. They made a poll and 73% of Americans were against taking the 2 weeks break for the Olympics.

    They've done it, they've studied it, they don't feel it really benefit the league, the impact is negligible at best and negative at worst. I don't think they got many new hockey fans just because they watched one or two games in 4 years and then decided to start following hockey.

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