Yeah there's no way the NHL sends its athletes to South Korea. No way in hell.
And honestly? I'm okay with it. Can you imagine being an Isles fan right now? I mean, they weren't going anywhere this season, but still..losing your best player in a game that essentially doesn't matter (to NHL fans) sucks.
Yeah that's a bummer for Islanders fans but it would suck even more for all the players that won't be able to represent their country on the biggest stage anymore because their owners' worries about a few injuries and gameday revenue are more important. If the NHL doesn't let their players go to the Olympics next time around, I can understand their reasons but I will be legitimately pissed off. The World Cup isn't going to cut it. Any tournament that occurs whenever its organizers feel like instead of having a set schedule has no legitimacy to me.
Edited by devilsfan26, 20 February 2014 - 11:21 AM.