The NHL had been seeking concessions from the International Olympic Committee to compensate it for interrupting its season but will now not schedule a mid-season break for the Games.
It had been in long-running talks with the IOC and the NHL Players' Association as well as the International Ice Hockey Federation, which had offered to cover travel and insurance costs for NHL players as a concession to the league.
Does anyone know what concessions (i.e compensation) they were after?
I can't see how the NHL comes out of this looking well at all. What happens if some of their "employees" decide to go anyway? Are they going to sue their own talent or will it be like deflategate* with match bans and fines.
*As I understand it Brady's ban was reinstated after he'd gone gone to court to have it overturned because the NFL argued they had every right to discipline their employees for breaking their rules.