Beginning in 1998 with Nagano, NHL players were showcased by the Olympic hockey tournament. At the moment, nobody was seeing . A bargain with the Olympics made sense. The NHL needed the exposure, along with the gift was needed by the Olympics. It was a match made in heaven.
Now, however, with the NHL experiencing a relative boom in popularity and gain, the league has banned its players out of visiting South Korea to participate in the Olympics. The move did not sit well with the gamers, but from a league standpoint it is sensible to keep your most prized assets from traveling across the world at the midst of their year.
The Russian-based KHL, unlike its North American counterpart, is taking a 33-day break so as to allow its players to take part in the Olympics. So it’s no surprise to realize that the non-disgraced athletes out of Russia are the favorites to take home the gold.