Home » News
Home » News

Olympics: NHL expects to decide soon about 2018

Published February 11, 2014 9:35 am
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The question of whether the NHL will continue to interrupt its season for the Olympics is an every-four-years issue, but the league's deputy commissioner said a decision about 2018 should be made within six months in conjunction with the league's players association. "The discussion is under way, so I would anticipate a quick resolution," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told the Olympic News Service. The players enjoy an Olympic tournament that features the best talent available to each team, as opposed to another international event. But the NHL dislikes giving up administration of the event."There are a lot of negatives that come along with the Olympics," Daly said. "The fact is we are guests here and it is not our tournament."Daly also noted that the 2018 Games in Pyeong Chang, Korea, would give the NHL access to Asia, although he added, "I do not view it as a short-term, realistic objective to make a huge impact in the Asian market."




Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
comments powered by Disqus