Power, money, pressure: The most hated man in hockey and his glossy piece of

On the weekend, the chances of the German hockey Federation (DEB) to a but-time Olympic fell in medal striking. After the announcement of the North American eli

Power, money, pressure: The most hated man in hockey and his glossy piece of

On the weekend, the chances of the German hockey Federation (DEB) to a but-time Olympic fell in medal striking. After the announcement of the North American elite League NHL, your Stars for the coming winter games release, they are close to zero. Nevertheless, this was "a very good message for the sport of ice hockey," said DEB President Franz Reindl. National player Leon Draisaitl called the Chance, in the case of the Olympic aground, even "the Greatest thing for me." Because, as the DEB-selection of 2018 won in South Korea in silver, was the 24-Year-old of the Edmonton Oilers. The NHL wanted to break their season is not under. 2022 in Beijing and 2026 in Milan to be the same again. Although negotiations with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the world ice hockey Federation (IIHF) are on topics such as insurance, travel costs, accommodation, and Marketing, but you will some good.

it is so, it was a new sport political masterpiece of Gary Bettman. The NHL Boss is an experienced puppet master. In 1993, as the now 68-year-old New Yorker became Vice-President of the basketball League NBA on the the Executive chair of the NHL, he paid enough money. Like in the NBA, he wanted to introduce in the NHL with a salary cap. However, in the wage dispute with the players ' Union (NHLPA) he failed. Bettman learned from it and continued since then. Whether the Expansion in the South of the United States gets at the expense of tradition locations in Canada or the salary cap: Bettman, what he and the team owners want. If necessary, it can be in the dispute between billionaires and millionaires, the season, to increase the pressure. This has let him to be the most powerful and most hated man in the world-ice hockey.

What to bring to the Olympics?

this Time it worked out well. Because of course it is in the interest of the NHL, in Beijing aground. As the European football or the NBA, the strongest ice hockey League in the world wants to make money in China money. For this, you can fly your Stars regularly show games. Nevertheless, NHL Official repeated over a number of months, your tale of the missing Benefits of Olympic participation. "We believe the Negative outweighs the Positive," said Bettman in the spring. Million for insurance and travel, a week-long season break, too much time-shift for the domestic TV market, the risk of injury to the players. In addition, you earn nothing. As Canada's Sidney Crosby in 2010, scored the Golden Finaltor, was not allowed to show the NHL a Video of it. What is Olympia and bring them? It was the same arguments as before, the Games in South Korea, for which the NHL was for the first time since 1994, no players.

Updated Date: 13 July 2020, 12:19

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