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The New York Times reports that the NHL and the Olympic committee are at loggerheads when it comes to deciding who pays for injured players on international duty.
The report goes on to state that the Olympic committee (IOC) will no longer pay to insure and for transportation costs for NHL players participating in the Olympics.
In Sochi, insurance costs were about $7 million for NHL players. The amount sounds pretty high, but when you consider just how much NHL players make you start to understand why the cost to insure them is so high.
Remember when John Tavares injured his knee and missed the rest of the season? His salary had to be insured and paid for due to suffering an injury while on international duty.
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It only makes sense that whoever is taking in the sponsorship money from these players participating in the games pays for the insurance and travel costs. After all, the players are what make their product, the games, so attractive to viewers in the first place.
At this rate, it doesn’t look like we’ll see John Tavares wear the red maple leaf of team Canada, or Kyle Okposo dawn the Red, White, and Blue of team USA. But there is still a lot of time before the 2018 games in Pyeongchang, South Korea open.
New York Islanders Round-up From Around the Web
Newsday continues its look at what may occur to the New York Islanders franchise over the offseason, this time, the focus is on the coach and GM. (Newsday)
Sportsnet’s Dimitri Filipovic shows us just how good Nick Leddy is, by analyzing how many times he breaks up plays at the blueline. (Sportsnet.ca)
With a total of fourteen pending free agents, the New York Islanders will be busy this offseason. SNY.tv’s Islanders Point Blank break down what could happen to them. (SNY.tv)
Who makes the step up to the no.6 spot on the blue line? Today’s Slapshot believes that the job belongs to one of either Adam Pelech or Ryan Pulock. (Today’s Slapshot)
With Howie Rose stepping down there’s a big vacancy up in the booth. Who takes the spot is anyone’s guess, but ESNY.com takes a few guess at whom may call the games next season. (ESNY.com)