Bill Daly makes no promises about NHL in next Olympics

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman (right) and Bill Daly walk away from the NHLPA head office in...

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman (right) and Bill Daly walk away from the NHLPA head office in Toronto. (Stan Behal/QMI Agency)

Renaud Lavoie, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:54 PM ET

Like watching NHL players in the Olympics?

Well, be sure to stay glued to your screens for the next week, because this could be the last time that players from the world’s top league take part in the event.

That suggestion comes from NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, in an interview with QMI Agency’s sister sports channel, TVA Sports.

Reached in his New York office, Daly said no final decision had been taken on the matter, adding that there’s an important reason why the NHL isn’t yet ready to let its players go to the 2018 Games in South Korea.

“Obviously, location of the Olympics is always one of the factors you consider in determining whether it’s the right call to go to the Olympics,” said Daly. “While Sochi is a long way away, obviously we know that hockey is a big sport in Russia, it’s very important to our Russian players, as well as other players.”


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