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11-11-2012, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by RedWings19405 View Post
There will be an equal amount of pressure to not do this in Russia when they realize that it crushes what look to be a strong chance at a gold medal. The NHL does not want the NHL bringing back a world cup, that will happen instantly if they don't protect the NHL from this. They will lose all NHL players from the World Championship and Olympics. As much as I like watching both events if the IIHF doesn't stop this, I would support the league leaving both and look forward to whatever tournament they put in place to compete and hurt the IIHF events.
Hasn't the NHL already stated they aren't going to the Olympics unless they get cash from the IIHF? The Russian players said they'll go anyway. If the NHL does not go, I'd hope the players would just go enmass anyway and represent their respective countries.

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