The NHL’s top idiot is at it again. As you can see here, not only will NHL roster players be banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics, so too will NHL farmhands toiling in the AHL and ECHL.
After all, why would you want your young prospects to experience a higher level of hockey, played in a unique high-pressure situation, when they can stay home, ride the friggin buses across North America, and play three games in three days every weekend?
Which of those two scenarios would spark development in players who are supposedly serving in the minors to be…um.. developed?
The top idiot knows the answer to that. But the NHL’s greed tops all, even player development. After all, if these players don’t pan out, there will be lots more coming along.