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04-07-2011, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by SilverSeven View Post
Well sure, Id say its closer to 99.9% of the worlds players, but no one gives a **** if Im available to play. Id say about 55% of the worlds best players ARENT available. I dont care if the IIHF moves it, but I certainly dont put the weight into it that a "World Championships" deserves.
How's that? At the point the World Championships begin only 25% of NHL teams are still playing. Considering not all of the world's best players play in the NHL (Every KHL team and many other Euro teams have top lines are significantly better than third and fourth liners in the NHL), so your math is simply wrong. Everyone knows it's not Olympic caliber hockey, but its still the most exciting hockey tournament to attend as a spectator.

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