NHL Players Vent Frustration Over Being Barred From Olympics
A handful of NHL players are voicing frustration over the league's decision barring them from participating in the Beijing Olympics. Boston's Brad Marchand ripped the league and NHLPA on social media for adding taxi squads to keep the season going but not in February to give players the option to leave for the Olympics. St. Louis sniper Vladimir Tarasenko agreed with Marchand and said he would have gone if given the choice. Keeping the season going while allowing individual players to choose whether to go wasn't something that was ever considered.