John Tavares Injury Highlights why NHL Players Should Not be At Olympics by Jamie Gilcig

John Tavares Injury Highlights why NHL Players Should Not be At Olympics by Jamie Gilcig

497px-John_Tavares_2013-05-09CFN – John Tavares season ending injury should be the moment that the silliness of NHL players at the Olympics ends.

Tavares, like many of his NHL bretheren are paid millions of dollars per year to perform against the World’s best talent.

There is nothing about the Olympics that benefit the NHL, or really the players.  Does it matter if you score a hat trick against Latvia?

It does however matter when a marquis player goes down to injury after getting checked by a player that will never play a game in the NHL.

Sports fans commit to their teams and players.   Dumping teams together for two weeks just makes no sense.  Frankly it’s up there with the Shoot Out as a stunt to spike interest.   I think for many fans they simply lose interest in the season and get distracted during the break.

Hopefully Tavares recovers fully and returns to the NHL next year.   Let this be a lesson to never again let NHL players risk injury for any event during a season.

It should be interesting to see what the oddsmaker’s listed at SportsBettingDime.com say about the play off races and how this injury impacts the trade market?

What do you think hockey fans?  You can post your comments below.

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