Mookie4ever wrote: Lofunzo wrote:
Man I hope the NHL participates in S Korea.
Trying to remain objective, do you think that's a good idea? I love Olympic hockey but don't like the way the season gets shut down for 3 weeks. We're seeing the impact that injuries to key players can have.
Clearly, I have a different perspective on this but I'm wondering what you think.
The break is good IMO. Also Garth snow is an idiot. Sure Tavares got injured but fewer NHL players get hurt during the olympic break than during three weeks of regular season. I would rather have my star player play on the big ice than be chased around Boston garden by Colton Orr or brad marchant.
IMO the only way the NHL doesn't participate in Korea is if tha World Cup is a success and that is terrible hockey and nobody cares about it in canada.
The latter is the problem that I see, along with the IOC not wanting to put hockey in the summer olympics.
The difference that I see in injuries is that, if Tavares got hurt in Boston, at least he got hurt playing for the Islanders. It has to be tough to swallow watching your best player play for someone else and go down for the season, especially when he was basically a 4th liner. The insurance that the NHL took out for this stuff doesn't soften the blow that much.