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American NHL players could skip IIHF world championships according to : USA TODAY

as declared in (Photo: Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports)American NHL players plan skip participation of the men’s IIHF World Championships in May if USA Hockey uses replacement players at the women’s IIHF World Championships, USA TODAY Sports confirmed on Sunday.
Perez explains why the USA women’s hockey team is boycotting the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship.
The women’s world championships are set to begin in Plymouth, Mich., on Friday.
The tournament doesn’t draw in exclusively NHL players since it takes place during the league’s Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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American NHL players could skip IIHF world championships

referring to Still, Fehr believes South Korea offers potential as a hockey market, even if it’s on a lower scale.
While Fehr is insistent that the league benefits from going to the Olympics, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is making it seem as though going to Pyeongchang would be a giant nuisance.
“I’ve been in this business too long to make predictions either on timing or anything else,” Fehr said Monday.
If not, get ready for a much bigger fight, because it doesn’t sound like the NHLPA is going away quietly.
With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in time.

NHL can’t skip South Korea, go to Beijing

referring to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has said repeatedly in recent weeks not to expect the league’s participation in South Korea unless something changes.
Later this week the NHL and NHL Players’ Association will announce a pair of NHL preseason games between Los Angeles and Vancouver for next fall in China.
“The fans want to see the best hockey players taking part in the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018.”
Fasel, however, is warning against skipping South Korea.
The Winter Olympics were held in Nagano, Japan, in 1998, and in Sochi, Russia, in 2014.

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