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Leon Driest would have liked to play at Olympia. It’s a pity that NHL players will not travel to the Olympics. I would have liked to be there for Germany on the ice. An Olympic tournament with the best players in the world would have been something special, explained the 26- Yearly on Wednesday. The NHL had previously announced together with the player union (NHLPA) that she will not be a player for the winter games in February in Beijing.
Problem game layouts and quarantine
The announced quarantine rules for the Olympic Games and, above all, the current game layouts in the NHL due to the variety of corona cases have given the direction. If, during the tournament, playing positively on Covid-19-tested player for up to three weeks in quarantine, this is not acceptable in my view and does not work with our game plan. Not intended in view of the many catch-up games, Driest said.
The NHL had to postpone 50 games because of last numerous new infections up to date.
Driest: Will press the thumbs
Driest explained that he was sure that the national team will play a very good tournament even without NHL players. She has already impressively done that both at the last World Championships and the last Olympic Games, said the professional of the Edmonton Oilers. In any case, I wish the guys much success and will make you the thumbs up.