In the National hockey League choice hot time: in February, the leadership will resume talks with the players ‘ Union about extending the collective bargaining agreement. Deputy NHL Commissioner bill Daly said that in line with this possible discussion on the participation of hockey in the Olympics.
At the same time, according to Daly, even if the international Olympic Committee will fulfill all the requirements of the North American League on the participation of its players in the Games-2022, the question can be born only in the framework of a broader discussion of the participation procedure with the players ‘ Union.
“Only through such a conversation we could appeal to the Board of Directors and to report that we recommend to release players for the Olympics at that level, very specific reasons, — quotes the official the official site of NHL. – This is partly due to our relationship with the Union”.
the daily expressed hope for constructive dialogue with representatives of the players Union. After all, the “Olympic question” is not Central to the discussion: “We would like clarity, including on the possible inclusion in the labor agreement and some adjustments. Now we see it as our task to continue in the same constructive manner as before.”