POSTED ON Tuesday, 02.11.2014 / 1:00 PM
By Shawn P. Roarke - NHL.com Senior Managing Editor / BlueJackets.com's #Sochi2014 Blog


SOCHI -- NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly likes what he has seen so far from the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

And he says he is receiving favorable reviews from NHL players, who have now been on the ground here for two days.

"Everything is in one place and the arenas are brand-new facilities," Daly said Tuesday during an informal press conference at the Bolshoy Ice Dome, the main site of the ice hockey competition. "They are gorgeous facilities and they are close to the Athletes' Village, which makes it convenient for the players. They have only been here for 24 hours, but the reports I am hearing are very positive."

Is it positive enough to commit to taking part in the 2018 Winter Olympics?

A decision on the NHL sending its players to the 2018 Olympic tournament has not taken place yet, but Daly says it shouldn't be too long before the League has a solid grasp on whether it will be in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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