Sharks’ Vlasic takes another jab at NHL over Olympics decision

Marc-Édouard Vlasic guests on HC at Noon to talk about where winning the World Cup of Hockey ranks in his career, the emotions during the clinching game, and the challenge Team Europe provided.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic has been one of the more vocal NHL players opposed to the league’s decision to skip the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics.

The medal designs for the upcoming Games were unveiled Thursday and the San Jose Sharks defenceman didn’t waste the opportunity to take a shot at the NHL.

The Montreal native is not shy about being patriotic. He has represented his country on multiple occasions at international tournaments and he even penned a passionate op-ed column for the CBC in June in which he wrote, “If players don’t go to Pyeongchang I will feel hatred towards the NHL.”

Vlasic won gold medals as one of Team Canada’s top six blueliners at Sochi 2014 and at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.