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10-27-2012, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by JACKETfan View Post
Seriously Capn?

No way in HELL the NHL would authorize or appreciate an NHLPA organized event, or any quasi-allstar game.

And the team or GM, or city that booked it would be on Bettman's **** list.

No question about it.
I vehemently disagree.

Originally Posted by CapnCornelius View Post

Next you'll tell me that Bettman is going to make the Blackhawks move because of the charity game just held in Chicago.

And who said anything about the NHLPA organizing it?
Although I trust in your ability to get something going, the sheer number of details to iron out in a short period of time would be immense. The NHLPA would have to be involved in some way, if for no other reason than to coordinate travel and insurance for the event.

Anything beyond that, though, I'm not certain. The NHLPA was responsible for the 1994 tournament, and they only got Copps Coliseum booked about a month ahead of time. They got donating sponsors, uniforms, and everything else together and finalized in a very short period of time. And don't forget that it was also televised.

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