At this point, it doesn't appear that the NHL is going to the 2018 Olympics barring a "game-changer."
"I'm more optimistic now that I ever have been," Donald Fehr, the executive director of the NHL Players' Association, said in reference to a deal being struck with the League to allow the players to play in the South Korea games.
As a reminder, the NHL's holiday roster freeze goes into effect Monday night.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said that there's been no decision made regarding the NHL's Olympic participation.
The NHLPA has rejected an NHL proposal where the league would agree to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in exchange for a three-year extension to the CBA.
The NHL officially announced that the newest franchise entering the NHL at the start of the 2017-18 season will be named the Las Vegas Golden Knights.
The NHL would like to return to Europe to play more regular season games, and even play pre-season games in China as early as next season.
The NHL has announced that the 2017 trade deadline will be March 1st.
Las Vegas has their first team president, and it's Kerry Bubolz now-formerly of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The NHL has unanimously voted to expand to Las Vegas.
The NHL has set the 2016-17 salary cap at $73 million.
The NHL released the 2016-17 regular season schedule on Tuesday.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will raise their Stanley Cup championship banner on Oct. 13 against the Washington Capitals.
According to a source, the NHL has settled on Las Vegas as its choice for expansion.