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05-31-2010, 12:39 AM
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2012 No country will boycott the Cup, but I wouldn't be surprised to see a lot of non-North American players take a pass, especially if it's in August. The World Cup can make a good practice exercise for Sochi.
I can definitely see some players taking a pass on the World Cup. A lot players have off-season surgeries and would rather spend the time recovering than playing below 100% fitness. It was painful watching Selšnne-Koivu-Lehtinen play in the 04 World Cup when all players were recovering from surgeries or in dire need of one. If a similar situation arises in 2012, I'd rather we take a pass on the whole tournament than the replace key players with European players. This year's World Championships were indicative of how poorly we'd fair.

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