By Lewis Gould

Washington Capitals and former Flyer defenseman Radko Gudas says the NHL should cancel the rest of the season.

The NHL suspended on March 12 because of the coronavirus outbreak, and the league has said it is hopeful of returning. It is reviewing several scenarios, including a format that would have 24 of the 31 teams play in a tournament.

Gudas made his comments while at a golf tournament in his native Czech Republic.

In an interview aired on a Czech Republic sports channel (CT Sport) and  translated into English by hockey blog Russian Machine Never Breaks, Gudas questioned the NHL’s mindset in trying to return.

“If we kept playing, our sport would be swimming against the current a bit,” he said. “Money is money; it’s what currently makes the world go around. It’s a bit sad they are willing to risk the health of so many players for money.”