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05-21-2010, 08:53 PM
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kaiser matias
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Originally Posted by FanHabtic View Post
Have this tournament in the summer ever 4 years like the old Canada / World Cups. Have it in a non-olympic year so that the Olympics and World cup are spread out by 2 years at least.

Having this tournament every year and during the NHL playoffs doesn't appeal to North American fans as they are focussed on the NHL playoffs. If the IIHF wants to make this tournament relevant then just take over the old World Cup tournament and call it a IIHF event.
Again, they need the tournament every year because the lower divisions also have tournaments every year. You stop doing that then the lower countries don't get any chance to play in real tournaments, and that is not good for the development of hockey worldwide.

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