Newspaper article The Canadian Press

NHL Stars React to League's Decision Not to Go to Pyeongchang Olympics

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

NHL Stars React to League's Decision Not to Go to Pyeongchang Olympics

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NHL stars react to league's Olympic decision

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The NHL announced Monday that it will not be participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Here's what some of the league's top players said in response:

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"It is crap. That's pretty much what I think. It's going to do more damage to this sport than people realize, and whoever made that decision obviously doesn't know what they are doing."

-- Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson, a silver medallist with Sweden at the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia

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"It's beyond disappointing. For myself it's an opportunity to showcase yourself on a world stage. We're very, very proud of our hockey community in Canada and not being able to represent your country is very disappointing."

-- Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, an Olympic gold medallist from the Sochi Games

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"It's extremely disappointing. We want to be there, it's good for the league, good for everybody, good for the owners, good for the players, and good for expanding the game. …

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