NHL BOSSES STILL SOUR ON PYEONGCHANG
LOS ANGELES The clock is ticking on the NHL’s potential participation at the 2018 Winter Olympics. And it’s not looking good for players’ aspirations to attend the Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. “If the status quo remains, I don’t expect us to be in the Olympics,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Saturday.
Judging by the fact commissioner Gary Bettman said the subject of the Olympics came up “for about 10 seconds” during the board of governors meetings on Saturday, the outlook appears bleak. “The biggest hurdle is I think there’s concern among the teams about the ongoing disruption to the season, about a compressed schedule and a whole host of other things,” Bettman said.
Asked if a “game changer” is needed, Daly replied: “All I can tell you is if we’re going to hear the same thing I don’t think it’s going to move the ball.”