Wayne Gretzky, in China, says NHL letting its stars play in Olympics is 'better for everyone'

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Wayne Gretzky, in China, says NHL letting its stars play in Olympics is 'better for everyone'
Wayne Gretzky, in China, says NHL letting its stars play in Olympics is 'better for everyone'

For the first time in 20 years, the NHL didn't allow its players to play at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang in 2018. Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, however, thinks that letting NHL players represent their respective countries is worth breaking up the NHL season a bit -- and he said on Thursday in China that he wants NHL players in Beijing in 2022. "I really think it's a real special stage. There's something really unique and special about playing for your country and there's nothing bigger than playing for your country in the Olympic Games," Gretzky told The Associated Press . Gretzky also said it's "always much better for everyone" if countries are fielding their best players. Gretzky, who was

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