The subject of the NHLs participation in future Olympic Games came up at a join media conference Tuesday in Sochi featuring NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, NHL Players Association executive director Donald Fehr and IIHF president Rene Fasel. Sam Martin Jersey . The NHL has not committed to sending players to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Team Canada executive director Steve Yzerman continued to throw his support behind the NHLs participation in the Olympics when asked about it in a press conference last week. But, as expected, Bettman said this will be something addressed down the road. "The primary building blocks are logistics of travel, to and from the Olympics," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said afterwards. "It was a big challenge coming to Sochi and it certainly would be a big challenge if we were to go to South Korea. Player insurance is always a factor with the magnitude and length of player contracts these days, an incredible number of assets at risk. "So those were two of the most fundamental things we talked about." Daly added that the NHLs participation this time was helped by the fact that NHL broadcasters CBC and NBC also were Olympic rights holders. But the rights holders have yet to be determined for 2018. "So we havent really given any serious consideration to South Korea at all," Daly said. The players will have a big say on this issue. Fehr promised a full and thorough investigation as to whether continued Olympic participation is what the players want. The NHL players volition to compete in the Olympics has been the main driving force behind their participation in the Winter Games. World Cup closer to return Fehr hinted that the two sides are closer to announcing details on a World Cup of Hockey. There hasnt been one played since 2004 and the speculation continues to be the next World Cup could happen as soon as 2016. There was the usual playfulness between Bettman and Fasel. At one point Fasel said there is nothing like seeing the smile of a hockey player when he wins a gold medal. To which Bettman was quick to reply, "Except winning the Stanley Cup." Finally, Daly was asked about expansion. There was a recent newspaper story in Seattle that said the NHL has targeted the city for an expansion team. "I think whenever Im asked that question, I make the same comments," he said. "The Pacific Northwest, we think is a good hockey area. I think the Vancouver Canucks have done extraordinarily well in developing that area as a good hockey market. Doesnt mean were going to expand there, doesnt mean weve made any decisions in that regard. "I said the same thing about Quebec City. I also believe its a very good hockey market with a very strong and passionate fan base. 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Tebow can sign with any NFL team but if he wanted to play in Canada would have to approach the Alouettes, who have him on their negotiation list and own his CFL rights. Many football pundits have suggested Tebow, 26, should head to Canada to play. Trouble is, Tebow has no intention of doing so, tweeting shortly after being released by the Patriots: "I will remain in relentless pursuit of continuing my lifelong dream of being an NFL quarterback." There are questions whether the six-foot-three, 236-pound Tebow could be an effective CFL player. He certainly is mobile but concerns about his passing mechanics and accuracy have created doubt that Tebow could succeed on the longer, wider Canadian field. And Montreal isnt waiting on Tebow. The Alouettes have four quarterbacks, including injured starter Anthony Calvillo (concussion) and Popp said if they decide to add a fifth with the intention of grooming him for the 2014 campaign, it wouldnt be a name player like Tebow. "I dont think they (Tebow camp) would be ready to do that," Popp said. "But if they are . . . Im sure theyll call us." Tebow enjoyed an outstanding college career, leading Florida to two national championshiips and winning the Heisman Trophy as American college footballs top player. DaShawn Hand Jersey. Selected in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft by Denver, Tebow struggled mightily over three NFL seasons, completing just 47.9 per cent of his passes for 2,422 yards and 17 TDs with nine interceptions. The polarizing quarterbacks popularity reached its peak in the 2012 AFC wildcard game when Tebows 80-yard TD pass to Demaryius Thomas in overtime earned Denver a thrilling 29-23 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. But after signing free-agent Peyton Manning, Denver dealt Tebow to the New York Jets on March 21, 2012. Tebow spent just one season with the Jets -- attempting eight passes -- before being released April 29. He signed with New England on June 10. Popp said although many NFL teams are carrying only two quarterbacks, it makes sense for Tebow to keep his options open. "I think every one of them (NFL teams) because of his attitude, work ethic and leadership, hes a winner, would love to have him on their team," Popp said. "Whether teams are willing to have him on the (roster) or change their system for him, thats a whole other story. "Theres a lot of teams that have two quarterbacks in the NFL right now . . . theres going to be guys picked back up and he might be one of them." The Patriots havent necessarily closed the door on Tebows return. On Monday, New England coach Bill Belichick didnt rule out bringing Tebow back this season. In the CFL, teams can have up to 35 players on their negotiation list for as long as they wish. For example, former Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith signed with Montreal in August after Popp first placed him on the neg list in 05. 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