IIHF discussing the fate of 2014 World Championships in Belarus
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03-01-2012, 11:42 AM
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It'll never happen of course but this is a perfect opportunity to not have a 2014 WC.
This tournament should not happen in Olympic years.
Having this tournament annually is devaluing the competition as it is, the fact that it also takes place a few weeks/months after the olympics is a fail. This competition would attract higher profile players in my opinion if it were held every 2 years. Let's be honest, despite Carolina not making the playoffs this year, Cam Ward won't bother coming this year (he also declined last year), Phil Kessel won't come over, the list goes on and on
No it shouldn't, however since the Olympic tournament format varies from the World Championship format, you have to have the tournament due to promotions and relegations.
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