Would European fans care if Canada and the US pulled out of the World Championships?
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05-29-2010, 12:46 PM
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If Canada and USA don't want to take part in the WC, it's ok. But that would mean also to renounce to the Olympics and the WJC.
The Olympics would present an interesting dilema under this scenario. If the IIHF/IOC want the NHL to participate they would have to find a way to accomodate the NA teams. I think we would both agree that the NHL would not participate in the OG if Canada and the US were not in the tournament. If the NHL was not participating in the OG, then same as the IHWC I would rather not send a team than send something less than our best.
As for the WJC I don't really see how that comes into play unless you're suggesting Canada and the US would be kicked out out of spite.
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