Don Cherry on the Olympics: ‘I think (NHL) did the right thing’

Don Cherry gives his opinion on the NHL not going to the 2018 Olympics, and gives several reasons as to why he thinks its a great idea not to go.

Don Cherry says he’s “glad to hear” the NHL won’t be sending players to the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Citing a condensed schedule and injury risks for players, Cherry believes that Monday’s announcement is nothing but positive news for everyone involved.

“I speak as an owner and I’m glad they’re not going,” Cherry said in an interview with Sportsnet’s Ken Reid.

On Monday, the NHL announced that it wouldn’t be participating in the Pyeongchang games. In a statement, the league said they “now consider the matter officially closed.”

While the door is now shut on 2018, Cherry believes that the NHL will be sending players to China for the 2022 games in Beijing.

“When they go to China they’ll do it right,” he said. “They’ll go to China and everyone will be happy.”

You can listen to the full interview with Cherry in the video above.

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