When in the 2022 winter OLYMPICS in Beijing, get one, by all accounts, the world's best ice hockey players to watch on the ice.
The North american However (NHL) and the NHL players ' association, NHLPA, have agreed on a new kollektivaftale, where it is inscribed, that the players can participate at the OLYMPIC games in 2022 and 2026.
This is one of the biggest sticking points removed. Now it is about to negotiate an agreement with The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and The International ice hockey league (IIHF).
Here stranded negotiations leading up to the OLYMPICS in 2018, therefore, there was no NHL-players, but this time declare the IIHF president René Fasel themselves optimistic:
- There are many challenges, but not some, who ought to be able to scupper the agreement. In principle this is a good news for me and specially for international ice hockey, says René Fasel to news agency AP.
Satisfaction is also there in Sweden, which right now has 92 players linked NHL team.
- of Course, it is great for us in the 'Tre Kronor' and for the Swedish fans, but also for hockey in the whole world, says the Swedish coach, Johan Garpenlöv, to Aftonbladet.
- We need to have all of the best players in the OLYMPICS, where we show us from our best side, sounds from the national coach.
Denmark has currently eight players in the NHL, and they are thus also available at the OLYMPICS, if it were to succeed the Danish national team to qualify.
the Team should have played the OLYMPICS-qualification in Norway in the end of august, but the tournament is postponed for a year because of coronapandemien.