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NHL’s place at Olympics still not certain

All of the stake-holders got together in New York on Valentine’s Day to talk about next year’s midwinter sojourn by the Black Sea. And while it wasn’t all hearts and flowers, the National Hockey League, the NHL Players Association, the International Olympic Committee, and the International Ice Hockey Federation all agreed on one thing: The planet’s best players likely will be at Olympus for a fifth straight time next year.

“There’s a lot of issues there, but I was impressed with the attitude of everybody wanting to get it done,” said Hockey Canada president Bob Nicholson, who doubles as an IIHF vice president.

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