Re: NHL Players should not participate in the olympics
posted at 12/21/2013 3:01 PM EST
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
In response to riptide757's comment:
NHL PLAYERS SHOULD NOT BE COMPETING IN THE OLYMPICS PERIOD. i can give you 10 reasons for why they shouldn't for every one reason why you believe they should.........
Okay, let's do it.
1. The pros want to play in the Olympics.
2. People want to see their best players playing for their country.
3. It's different and super exciting.
4. Guys from different NHL teams play together for their country. It's like an All-Star game that actually matters.
5. It gives many fans a reason to be interested in teams other than USA, Canada and Russia.
6. It can lessen the blowouts between powerful teams and lesser lights.
7. USA vs. Canada for the Gold with the pros is about as epic as a hockey game can get. And keep in mind, I haven't used the word "epic" in many years. I'm not just throwing that around. It really is.
8. It pits teammates against each other, creating more interesting storylines.
9. Slovakia has a chance to win a few games.
10. Players can be more associated with their countries.
Okay, that's 10.
You're up for 100 reasons why it's a bad idea.
You get the picture, right?
You only need one reason. It creates a two week break in the middle of a pro sports season, which is idiot. Let the kids play like it used to be. Who cares what the other countries do. God forbid someone like Crosby suffers a career ending injury. Betcha the NHL would stop participating if that happened.