After the news that the NHL will not send athletes to the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, many athletes handled the news in their own way.
Alex Ovechkin wrote a heartfelt statement criticizing the league for its decision while San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Édouard Vlasic got sassy in a tweet after the Olympics revealed the design of their medals.
NBC showed their displeasure in an even more public way. The television network has announced they will go dark with NHL coverage across all platforms between February 7th and 26th, the dates during the Olympic Games. During this time last season, NBC aired 20 games over that period.