Boston Bruins Star Officially Boycotts Gary Bettman's Newest Event

Published February 6, 2024 at 11:49

Boston Bruins star David Pastrnak has decided to skip Gary Bettman's upcoming event after feeling left out of the lineup.

Pastrnak's Boycott of Bettman's Tournament

The NHL recently announced plans to replace the all-star game with a four-nation tournament featuring Canada, USA, Finland, and Sweden.

However, players like Pastrnak, who hails from Czechia, won't be part of the action. Expressing his disappointment, Pastrnak said,

"It's a huge disappointment. Definitely not happy about it," Pastrnak said. "I understand that it's a quick turnaround. It's next year. They probably didn't have much time to make it a bigger tournament."

He added, "But Czech isn't there. So it's always a lot of players left out, so I'm not gonna watch the tournament, to be honest. So just happy that the Olympics got accepted. Yeah, (it) definitely stings a little bit."

Despite the setback, Pastrnak finds solace in the fact that he'll represent Czechia at the 2026 Olympics, hoping to showcase their worthiness for inclusion in future tournaments.

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Boston Bruins Star Officially Boycotts Gary Bettman's Newest Event

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