NHL will release players for Olympics

Posted: 07/19/2013 by bc in Uncategorized
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It took months of negotiations but there’s an agreement in place to permit NHL players to participate in the Olympics.

As expected,  the 2013-14 schedules were released following the announcement. Ducks schedule is available here. And that’s just great for another reason. We get another compressed NHL schedule. Hello yougetwhatyouputin, are you there????

Ottawa Senators visit Anaheim on Sunday, October 13, 2013.

Frankly, I think the quality of play in the Olympic medal round exceeds that in the NHL playoffs, including the SCF.

  1. yougetoutwhatyouputin says:


  2. zseller says:

    Compressed over 48 games means playoff play from the start of the season til the end.
    Over 82 games it means that on numerous nights they will pack it in if they are down by a bunch early.
    This is not good for the fans.

    • bc says:

      The ratio of 3 hours on ice practice for every game works well where it is executed. It also works in academia where many disciplines and curricula suggest 3 hours of homework for every 1 one of class time. You can do that and get in 70 games between October through April.

      • zseller says:

        I have not found the quality of hockey in Olympic years to as good as non compressed years. Couple that with the fact that there can be games every other night all year long and it can lead to the paying fans in the building getting the short end of the stick.
        Add in the hated back to back nights and it only makes things worse

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