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    Default NHL to officially announce participation in Olympics - with ability to withdraw

    https://twitter.com/FriedgeHNIC/stat...03751979167750

    Official announcement coming shortly, but NHL/NHLPA have the ability to withdraw if circumstances change for the worse. Also, if NHL games are cancelled during the season due to outbreaks and there is not room to reschedule, league has option to cancel participation.
    It's been far, far too long since we've seen top level international hockey. Fingers and toes crossed...

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    Yes, and... for the sadists in the room, there are also Gretzky benched in a shootout moments too.

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    The league grew a brain!!!!!

    NHL needs all the eyes it can get. Letting the NHL players participate in the OLY games is a no-brainer decision.
    You need to grow the fanbase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by What party? View Post


    Yes, and... for the sadists in the room, there are also Gretzky benched in a shootout moments too.
    Appropriately so. He was remarkably bad on breakaways and in shootouts for a player of his ability. Had to have been a mental thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santiclaws View Post
    Appropriately so. He was remarkably bad on breakaways and in shootouts for a player of his ability. Had to have been a mental thing.
    I know this sounds like I'm back on weed but do you think Kirk Alan McLean still has nightmares about him?

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    By the way, the Athletic's projected lineups for the top five teams feature exactly one King - Arvidsson playing on the 4th line for Sweden. Can't really make a strong argument for any other King being there. Yikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by What party? View Post
    I know this sounds like I'm back on weed but do you think Kirk Alan McLean still has nightmares about him?
    Fairly sure all goalies from that era still tell their kids scary stories with Gretzky as the boogeman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santiclaws View Post
    Fairly sure all goalies from that era still tell their kids scary stories with Gretzky as the boogeman.
    Fair enough, and he always had Trevor's arms to hold him afterwards. Wonder if Linden's jersey is still a top seller in BC? hmmm. Okay, i've drifted too far...

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    Quote Originally Posted by santiclaws View Post
    Appropriately so. He was remarkably bad on breakaways and in shootouts for a player of his ability. Had to have been a mental thing.
    Maybe Mario Lessard was in his head after he stopped Gretzky on a breakaway late in game 1 of the 1982 playoffs (which was a 9-8 game at the time).

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    I love the Winter Olympics, with or with out the NHL. I'm not so sure shutting down the league this season in February is such a good idea to pack up and go to China.

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