Money prevailed over the heart and national pride, said couple of NHL players who wanted to play in South Korea at Olympic Games. NHL decided about the ban for NHL players at next Olympics due to the high danger of injuries, health insurance and zero income from Olympics for NHL. But World Cup gets blessing for the next year, because it brings nice profit into pockets of NHL. Read the older article how much they get into their coffers.
New plans are made for next year, they plan also European leg of the tour, perhaps Germany or Switzerland for the sake of drawing bigger crowd and increasing popularity of ice hockey oversea. Well, let's see, My Face Off program starts soon, every Monday, so stay tuned. Yes, there will be some podcast.