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Canadian Men's Hockey Team - Beijing Olys 2022


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I'd put money on NHL players being able to participate in the Winter Olympics. The 2021-22 regular season schedule includes a break from Feb. 7th to 22nd but there are a lot of moving parts:

https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-announces-2021-22-regular-season-schedule/c-325741704

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Olympic Break: No final agreement or decision has been made to this point regarding the possible participation of NHL Players in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Talks remain ongoing. Subject to reaching agreement with the NHL Players' Association and the International Ice Hockey Federation on all outstanding issues, including appropriate COVID-19 insurance for NHL Players, the League has agreed, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, to pause from Feb. 7-22, 2022 to accommodate NHL Player participation in the Olympic Games. The NHL and the NHL Players' Association will retain full authority to decide not to participate should COVID-19 conditions worsen or otherwise pose a threat to the health and safety of NHL Players, or for any other reason that may warrant such decision. In the event NHL Players participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics, the NHL regular season will resume on Wednesday, Feb. 23. If, for whatever reason, there is no NHL Player participation in the Olympics, a revised Regular Season schedule will be released which, to the greatest extent possible, will adopt the dates and games reflected in the schedule contemplating Olympic participation.

Here's hoping the pandemic doesn't throw a wrench into these plans.

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34 minutes ago, SpeedFlex27 said:

I can think of a million places I'd rather be than Beijing in February for a lot of reasons from climate, pollution to politics. I wonder how many players will turn down an invite?

Zero. The biggest reason the players signed the last CBA was because the owners agreed to let them play in the Olys again. Every player DESPERATELY wants to play in the Olys. 

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51 minutes ago, SpeedFlex27 said:

I can think of a million places I'd rather be than Beijing in February for a lot of reasons from climate, pollution to politics. I wonder how many players will turn down an invite?

Doesn't sound like you know much about Beijing. And what NHL player would ever turn down the opportunity to play for his country at the Olympics?

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30 minutes ago, blue_gold_84 said:

Doesn't sound like you know much about Beijing. And what NHL player would ever turn down the opportunity to play for his country at the Olympics?

I know I wouldn't put it past the Chinese to kidnap an NHL player & charge them with espionage to put pressure on Canada in the Meng Wenzhou case. 

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7 minutes ago, SpeedFlex27 said:

I know I wouldn't put it past the Chinese to kidnap an NHL player & charge them with espionage to put pressure on Canada in the Meng Wenzhou case. 

Sure, if the tinfoil hattery path is to be considered... But that has **** all to do with Beijing's climate or pollution, to be sure.

3 minutes ago, FrostyWinnipeg said:

A player making millions who doesnt want to jeopardize his career on a 0 pay tournament?

Who was the last NHL player to turn down an opportunity to participate in the Olympics?

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