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The Daily: Dylan Larkin Buys Fan a Beer; NHL Bailing on Olympics?

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Dylan Larkin wanted to pay for a fan's beer after he caused the person to spill it.

Dylan Larkin is having a great season and he’s also a great guy. He was wearing a microphone for a recent Red Wings game and it caught him wanting to make restitution.

Somehow, in warm-ups, Larkin caused a Red Wings’ fan to spill a beer. He asked a Red Wings’ employee to loan him $20 to make sure the fan was made wole again.

For those of us who know Dylan Larkin, that act very much into his personality.

Olympics in Jeopardy

Pierre LeBrun of TSN and the Athletic is reporting that it seems like the NHL is heading toward a conclusion that NHL players won’t be able to participate at the 2022 Winter Olympics.

The Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators have had all of their games postponed until after the break ends on Dec. 26. The Red Wings lost games against Colorado and Minnesota.

The owners and players want desperately to play a full 82-game NHL season. If the NHL players don’t go to the Olympics, it will easier to make-up those games if they can use the time set aside for the Olympic break.

Also, players are concerned about the China Olympic officials saying athletes have to quarantine three to five weeks if they test positive for COVID while at the game.

The NHL, and its players, are concerned about are easy it seems to be pass the latest variation of COVID from person to person.

Around the NHL

Detroit: Lucas Raymond has become one of the most successful teen-age player in NHL history. The Swedish youngster continues to raise the bar in Detroit for rookies.

Boston:  Hockey Now’s Joe Haggerty reports that the vast majority of Bruins on the COVID list have “mild symptoms.”

Calgary: COVID shutdown delays Mark Giordano’s return to Calgary.

Florida: Colby Guy writes that the COVID surge in the NHL should keep players out of the Olympics.

Pittsburgh: Evan Rodrigues has such versatility that he has become indispensable in Pittsburgh