Justin Faulk

NHL not going to 2018 Olympics in South Korea

NHL not going to 2018 Olympics in South Korea

The NHL announced Monday that it will not participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, saying it sees no tangible benefit in halting its season for three weeks next February despite clear signs from the world's best players that they want to go.

Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly informed NHL Players Association officials that the matter was "officially closed" after weeks of speculation. The NHL had allowed its players to participate in the last five Olympics dating to 1998, giving the Winter Games pro-level star power akin to the NBA players who participate in the Summer Olympics.

The league said no meaningful dialogue had...

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