Does NBC's deal influence NHL Olympic participation?

NBC was just awarded US tv rights (per SBJ) to the 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020 Olympic Games (their new NHL contract expires after the 2021 season). Will this help with negotiations between the league and the NHLPA regarding NHL participation in the 2014 and 2018 games (and will this possibly influence a bid to... show more NBC was just awarded US tv rights (per SBJ) to the 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020 Olympic Games (their new NHL contract expires after the 2021 season). Will this help with negotiations between the league and the NHLPA regarding NHL participation in the 2014 and 2018 games (and will this possibly influence a bid to come from North America for 2018)?
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