Earlier this week, we had reported that NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly had gone on record stating that there did not exist any alternative schedules that would permit NHL players to participate in the 2018 Olympics, which are being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
This morning, it was Connor McDavid's opportunity to react to Daly's statement.
As reported by RDS, when asked to comment the situation, McDavid stated that he believes Team Canada will not be as prestigious as it once was for the upcoming Winter Olympics.
The statement comes a day after Sean Burke, general manager for Team Canada, announced that the bulk of the players that will form the team will consist of Canadian players currently active in the various European leagues.
The NHL took the decision that players would not be able to compete in the Olympics because of extravagant costs and logistical issues that would come with the interruption of the regular season.
NHLers had been allowed to participate in the Winter Games since the 1998 Nagano games.