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jakubows today we'll discuss why the nhl pulled the plug and what the athletes think about it. millennial re boot. stereotype is lazy and entitled. millennials can have a tough time building their careers. today we'll discuss how younger workers can get in the game and turn it around. team sex, sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise among teenagers and young adults. we'll tell you a place where they can go for frank talk about sex that helps keep them save. >> nbc ten at ash starts now. >> good morning and welcome to nbc 10 at issue. we begin with the national hockey league's decision to pull
the plug on the athletes competing in the winner olympics. officials say there's no benefit for halting the season for three weeks next february calling the matter, quote, officially closed. that's left some players disappointed in the league's decision. others say they understand that. jake jacob told -- other players have expressed their disappointment. >> i'm pretty disappointed i must say. i think it's such a unique opportunity for the players, but also for the game of hockey to showcase this game. >> in terms of trying to grow our game, i think it could have been a good opportunity for us and it usually is. i think it's a good way to bring our country together. >> the international olympic committee president says he was not surprised by the nhl's decision and that he felt sorry for the players. >> if any player wants to join
his olympic team, any nhl player, then he's most welcome. >> and what about the fans? well, a main street post media poll finds 18% of americans say the nhl's decision is a good one. 20% say it's a bad call and a whopping 62% say they aren't sure about it. joining me now are philadelphia sports icon ray and game analyst john. john, you host the flyers prein ga ca game coverage. >> i understand the elite player players, ovechkin, cross beerks a -- -- crosby, all these guys, and the potential to win olympic gold. there has to be something
monetary to gain from the national hockey league standpoint and right now they don't see it as such. this is the first time that the ioc, the international olympic committee has agreed they're not going to cover the cost. they're not going to cover the cost of travel, insurance. it's $10 million which to them is a drop in the bucket. the nhl wants the ioc to give them something and return and the ioc doesn't want to do it. >> ray, you are known for your football analysis, football expertise, but you certainly know the philly fans. do they care about you? >> 62% apparently don't. i do think the losers here are the players to some extent who lose the opportunity to go and compete in this remarkable experience that is the olympics. i think henry lundqvist addressed. that but i think the fans lose and i think the game loses. i really do think that the olympics is a unique stage.
i mean, it draws people to sports it otherwise wouldn't watch. hockey is a game that even at this point needs all the expose t ur it can get. if it has the opportunity to put it on tdisplay, i think it's a good thing. when they stopped the season for two weeks and send them to the preliminarie olympics, i thought it was dumbest idea ever. but now having seen it and how good the hockey is and how people do get excited about t i'm sorry it's not going to happen again. >> i think there is an appeal because some people don't watch hockey until it's played in the olympics. it it's not a mainstream sport like the nfl and baseball. i think it helps when team usa does really well and we've seen that in games in vancouver and
salt lake city when they've won the silver medal losing to canada in both instances. and the games that have been played abroad, they haven't done as well. you can say the mass appeal is not there if team usa doesn't have success. there's one way to look at t. with it being played in south korea where there's a 14 hour time difference, how many people are going to wake up if the game is at 1:00 in the morning? 3:00 in the morning, whatever the case may be, depending on the schedule. that could be a situation where it couldn't have quite the mass appeal if the game was played in north america. >> tlrue, except we did see pos rio an increase in screaming. you may have that exposure you may not have had years ago. let's talk about injury. is that something to consider in all this as well? >> well, i remember in the sochi games in russia, the new york
islanders, their captain got severely injured and that was a big blow but injuries can happen in the 82 game schedule. it happens in the playoffs. everybody knows this. may they talk about that as being one of the main issues for not going, but just prior to the season this year they had the world cup of hockey where guys got injured. so injuries are going to occur when meaningful games are being played and you put your best players out on the ice. it's unrealistic to think that injuries and even major injuries won't come with it. and so do they hate to lose at that time of the year when the olympics were played in february and you're a couple months out from the stanley cup playoffs? absolutely. that aspect is a real part of it. but they all know that injuries could happen the week prior to it or the week coming out. >> your take? >> well, the owners and the teams are not on board with the olympic idea. they're not. the risk of injury is certainly
part of it. another part is interruption in the season which is significant. it's a couple weeks that it just shuts down. another part is not necessarily in the philadelphia market but some markets takes time to get the engine going again. there are some cities where it takes a while to get the fans back into it. but the players do want to play. i mean, you hear the players say it. i don't think the american players are going to jump it. i don't think the canadian players will but there is talk the russians may. >> alex ovechkin says he is going to play along with others on his team k. they do that? >> not if the league steps in and says look, this could have been solved several months ago if the players agreed to extend the collective bargaining agreement another three years. that was the nhl's offer at the time to the players. the players don't want to make that any part of bargaining
rights. they don't want to include that because if you include that as part of the bargaining agreement, the league wants something back in return. it could be monetary. it could be something else. the players don't want to take that step. they want it to be something to where what we've seen every four years it's negotiated between the nhl and the international olympic committee, so they don't want to go there. the interesting thing about alex ovechkin is he has the blessing of his own in washington. so not every eowner's willing t do that. the capital's owner is. i'm still not convinced even though gary betman said it's a done deal, we were in the same boat four years ago when the players went to sochi, they didn't agree until that summer. so we have some time before i think it can be truly finalized. >> we have to keep in mind the russians are a different animal in this whole conversation, because the nhl helps subsidize usa hockey.
the russians, not really. and the russians would be not adverse to pushing back here. and with ovechkin who's their most -- he's the face of russian hockey, and with him being the most outspoken critic of this and the one who first voiced the idea, i don't care what you're saying, i'm going to go, some of his country men may fall in line. what john said is trure, we're still a long way from this taking shape but we have not heard the last sugzs. >> if pro says don't go to the games, what will they look like? >> you'll probably get a majority will be college players. so look at the guy the flyers recently signed. a final for the hoby baker award, guys like that will be the showcase players. the flyers have some good prospects. there is a different side of this. certainly the talent and the level at which the game is to be
played won't be the same because you don't have the best in the world playing in the olympics. but from somebody who follows the game, i think it would be pretty interesting. i understand it, though, if you're in your early 20s or mid 20s, you don't know olympic game without nhl players in it. i can recall '88 and '84 coming out of the miracle on ice when they still had amateurs playing at the olympic level. it's not that bad. these are still really good players. it's not to say that you still can't see the best of the best playing in the nhl. >> your thoughts on this, ray? >> well, i think that's true. one of my big concerns when it came to playing with the pros, they took this all star team, throwing it together and playing and say this will be the best of hockey. these guys aren't teammates. i was amazed at how good the hockey was. i think it speaks to the level of talent of the players.
also the spirit that these guys caught up with in representing their country. there's something very real about. that no matter how many millions you make, there's something special about wearing your country's colors. >> the most vivid with crosby winning it beating ryan miller to win olympic gold and recently to.j. oshie who scored the goals to beat russian on home ice. >> we just heard from the players moments ago it helps to bring the country together. sort of as a final thought, is this going to harm the league or not really? >>. >> if you're looking short term wise maybe a little bit. i don't think long term. the only kicker is the nhl wants to expand the game internationally. they have a couple preseason games in beijing and what the ioc has sort of thrown out there is if you don't commit to south korea in 2018, beijing is not
going to be option in 2022. >> they're saying you can't pick and choose. are you in or are you out? is it going to hurt the game right now? probably not. where i look at it is it's a missed opportunity for a sport that really raecan't afford to s many opportunities. >> and a place in asia where they are trying to expand their base. thank you so much for being with us. thank you for your insight. coming up next, millennials in the workplace. some call them entitled. they say they are frustrated. our next guests shows how to turn this into key success. >> missing us on facebook? like nbc 10 page and click "see" first. >> read it, watch it, share approximate. put local news back in your news feed. it's not going to be easy
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kate and rob johnson, millennial npas and authors of the book millennial re boot. thank you so much for being with us. >> thank you for having us. >> in your book you call millennials the first generation of digital -- i did not realize that i am in this group. you define it for us. >> millennial is a catch all term for somebody who was born in the early '80s up to 2000 and was the first digital native. we grew up with computers knowing the first thing to look for when you're searching for a term. we became and really one of the first generations to be able to find a solution to almost every problem that comes our way, whether it's through google or other means. it really has made us one of the most official generations to exist on this planet.
>> which i imagine can be frustrating in the workplace working with other generations. why do millennials get a bad reputation in the workplace? >> well, i think a lot of times we're impatient and we see a lot of inefficient processes and want to immediately go in and fix them right away. we know that there's a better way to do things. we know that there's technology that can solve problems quicker and more effectively than we would be doing manually through some of the out dated systems you typically find, especially larger corporations. so we have a tendency to go in guns blazing and try and change everything all at once and it's important to take a step back and be able to see the big picture. >> and also understand, you know, in a corporate environment going in guns blazing is not necessarily the best course of action. >> right. definitely need to be patient with change processes. >> it seems in your book that the advice is a balance of good old fashioned tough love and
it's mixed with practical guidance for navigating the workplace in 2017. give us some examples. >> yeah. definitely it's a little bit of both. there are some things we touch on that address code is one of them. just suck it up and put on what the company expects you to wear to work. we suggest even dressing 10% better than the role that you have or than the rest of the office to convey that you are serious about being there. that's one example of tough love. another example, though, is we often found people were not as experienced with adapting their communication styles to the person they're communicating with. so things like if your boss wants to meet in person rather than get communication via an e-mail you should respect and your ability to compromise and when a discussion is better had in person, make that accommodation for your boss and
save the e-mail for the quick hit communications. >> it's very important that you remove yourself from behind the screen, that you're active with people, that you go to network events and be present. >> what are the three ways for millennials to be the best job candidate in the market? >> well, pay attention to the details and remember that it's still important that you're tailoring your communication to the person you're delivering value to. so if you're applying for a new job, tailor your resume. >> know in 30 seconds who you are, what you stand for and what you can bring to the table. >> and know your value. have an idea of what you're worth. the internet provides a lot of resources and it doesn't just come down to compensation. having a balance between what you think you're worth and what your company is compensating you for helps facilitate that trust
and confidence from both sides that you're going to perform at your job. >> kate and rob, thank you both for being with us. >> thank you so much for having us. >> coming up next, it's a sensitive subject. teens and sex. but a philadelphia doctor is making the conversation easier by being blunt. why she says it's a talk that needs to happen now more than ever before.
. fear and stigma of disease can keep young people from receiving the care they need when it comes to sexually transmitted diseases. the rate of stds is climbing in the u.s., especially among teens and young adults. according to the centers for disease control, the most recent data find 25% of sexually active teenage girls have an std. recent recently nbc 10's erin coleman
sat down. offering teens a place for frank discussion and support. >> dr. freedman, thanks for being here. you say a lot of the teens don't lack the knowledge, they're just not protecting themself. why is that? >> teenagers are special and i'm not saying that to make tee teenagers the butt of a joke. teenagers brains are different. they have a less developed frontal cortex which is the part of the brain used for ini hhibin and making judgement calls and they have a more active part of the brain for rewards to taking risks. this sets up teenagers for doing some amazing things like being willing to meet new people, being willing to try new things, really figure out who they are. and also to really believe in
themselves, that they can do great things. but that brain chemistry also sets up teej anagers to take ri in terms of having more sexual behaviors and maybe not making the best decision when it comes to condom use all the time. >> talk about your clinic . if teens aren't listening to their schools or their families, how do you get them to change their mind. >> teenagers do listen. they listen to their parents as well. research has shown over and over again that parents play a very important role in teaching their teenagers to take steps to remain safe, whether that's promoting abstinence or promoting safe sex when they are actually active, and so i wouldn't want to say teenagers are not listening to their parents or at school. when they come to clinic we have
an hon woest one-on-one conversation about their goals and their strengths. we want to promote healthy behaviors and for this to be a positive experience for them. >> what kind of help can they get at the clinic? >> teenagers can receive confidential services. we always do encourage teens to talk with their parents, but they can come in and get tested for -- they can also get contraception. >> what are they telling you? what are you hearing from these teenagers? >> i'm hearing good things. most of the time teenagers are goi coming in maybe because they have had a condom break, slip, maybe they've had a situation where they usually use protection, but they didn't this time. or maybe they're coming in for regular screening because they know they're not using protection. they know that's not the smartest idea. but they at least want to stay safe and so they're coming in to
get tested. >> dr. joy freedman, thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> the teen clinic at einstein medical center is open weekdays. it's at the einstein campus. they have experts available. the hospital also offers a fee family planning program to teenagers 13 to 18. that's at germantown women's health center. yo, check it.
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