Monday, July 20, 2009
Now these camps range from video and orientation to drills etc. but apparently these week long camps are an "unwarranted and unnecessary risk" to the players, and they recommend these guys to stay off the ice, if they choose to participate at all.
Naturally it comes down to an issue of insurance. NHL Teams aren't responsible for their players while playing, while the NHLPA considers each hockey federation unsuitable when it comes to covering the risks and potential damage to careers if they were to sustain an injury during Olympic participation.
So, let me pose this question to you, if you were invited to Team [Enter Nation Here]'s Olympic Development Camp...Would you go? Wouldn't you? Would you trade off a gold medal for missing half a year with an injury?
Let's hear it.
Labels: 2010 Winter Olympics