Hey, at least there’s some talk about the NHL participating in the 2018 (and really, 2022) Olympics, even if it’s seemingly preliminary.
League deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun that the NHL, NHLPA and IIHF met “very quietly” a couple weeks ago to dip their toes in the early issues.
With the World Cup of Hockey looming, it’s fair to wonder what might happen with the 2018 games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
As LeBrun explains, the 2018 and 2022 Olympics essentially go hand-in-hand, as the league must mull the logistical challenges vs. the potentially lucrative possibility of increasing the sport’s prominence in Asia.
Considering the long recent history of New York Rangers – Washington Capitals playoff series, Marc Staal and Alex Ovechkin probably aren’t huge fans of each other. At least when they actually get on the ice.
Maybe that explains the, um, transgression above?
We don’t know how if that was more of a light tap or a severe blow, but either way, it seems fair to share this bit of “low-sticking.”
Do you think a fine might come Staal’s way?
Update: Ovechkin got a measure of revenge with a nice goal, but the Rangers ended up winning 5-2.
Despite dealing with injuries that might cause other teams to fall apart, the St. Louis Blues keep finding ways to win.
The Los Angeles Kings dealt with their own bumps in the road – albeit maybe more about their own mistakes – with an early slump, but now they’re roaring their way back to relevance.
With that, the stage is set for an interesting test of two of the West’s best teams, even if the Kings own a significant edge in all ways playoffs. You can watch the game on NBCSN and also stream it via the link below.