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05-29-2010, 09:22 PM
Wham City
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per HNIC, Brian Burke will propose at the next GM meetings that no NHL players shall play in the World Championships in an Olympic year. This will be voted on by the GM's at some point, but even if the GM"s take this position it has to be collectively bargained into the next CBA with the NHLPA.

The second thing that was mentioned is that the NHL wants to have a quardennial World Cup starting in 2012. The schedule they showed looked like this.

2012 World Cup
2013 World Championship
2014 Olympics
2015 World Championship
2016 World Cup

This is the NHL's position, if this schedule comes to pass is another matter. The NHLPA has interests, the IIHF has interests, should be interesting to see what happens on this issue at the hockey summit in Toronto this summer.

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