Former Wing Bobby Ryan speaks with The Athletic’s ‘The Hockey Show’ about the Olympics

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

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