What can the IIHF do to fix the World Championships of Hockey?
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05-21-2010, 08:24 PM
Join Date: Mar 2007
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So you make it another wjc?
This will NEVER fly in Europe, so you just switch from mostly European to mostly NA fans. I don't get how this would make the product any better.
Oh, I don't agree that it would be just another World Jr. Look at the talent around the world that is 23/24 and younger. The tournament would still be dominated by pros but it fills the gap nicely between the Jrs and the Olympics/World Cup. I think Europe would still enjoy star players like Crosby, Toews, Kane, Backstrom and up and comers like Tavares, Eberle, Duchane and Myers to name a very few.
To be honest, it sounds like Europe is going to complain about anything short of an annual best on best competition, which will never happen. The IIHF and fans in Europe should be grateful that the NHL GMs let them play in this meaningless tournament to begin with, which is why I think that recent article rubbed a lot of people the wrong way.
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