Among the highlights of former Red Wing Bobby Ryan’s comments made to The Athletic’s “The Hockey Show,” per Sean Gentille and Craig Custance:
Where do you think the NHL lands [on the Olympics], if we don’t already know, and would you be like, “I’d jump at the chance to play for the American team?”
I don’t think they’re going. Now you’ve got 30-40 games to be rescheduled for one. Someone was like, “There’s going to be a lot of building dilemmas.” Is it really going to be that many? I mean, that stuff can be switched around in a day, if you have a basketball game that’s scheduled, they’ll flip that overnight. So I don’t think that schedule is going to be much of an issue. And (the NHL) already had a second schedule. Yeah, it was a contingency of schedule. Yeah. So you go to that contingency schedule and remove some games. I don’t know. It shouldn’t be hard. I just don’t think they’re going.
For me, I would definitely be interested. I would absolutely throw my name in the hat and see if there was interest from Team USA. If there was, I would have to do the same due diligence that the NHL guys are doing because I have two young kids at home.
I’m not in a rush to jump in and be told that a) you’re gonna have a five-week quarantine, and (that) if you test positive you’re already in 10-day quarantine, just to get there. So there’s a lot of moving parts. Ask me again in 10 days, I guess, and we’ll go from there