Gretzky: NHL players in Olympics 'much better for everyone'

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Gretzky: NHL players in Olympics 'much better for everyone'
Gretzky: NHL players in Olympics 'much better for everyone'

BEIJING — Wayne Gretzky says the NHL should again allow its players to compete in the Winter Olympics because sending the world's top ice hockey players is "always much better for everyone." Speaking to The Associated Press on Thursday, the National Hockey League's all-time leading scorer said he hopes the league and players' association can "somehow figure this out" during upcoming talks. Unwilling to break up the season, the NHL barred its players from playing in this year's Winter Games at Pyeongchang, South Korea. It's not clear whether the league will change its stance for the 2022 Games to be hosted by Beijing. "I really think it's a real special stage. There's something really unique and

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