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11-28-2012, 05:44 PM
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DutchShamrock
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Originally Posted by Brooklyn Ranger View Post
Hockey revenue comes from selling tickets. Owners aren't going to agree to get rid of games. I also don't think there's any real interest in setting up international competition during the season--especially if any games are in Europe. The time difference washes out any interest in North America. The league isn't thrilled about having to shutdown for the Olympics, unless it's in North America.
I get the cons especially tickets. But the world cup is a summer event. Longer offseason only makes it a more feasible.

Call hockey guys greedy, but they'll play 100% in the post season and international competitions. For free.

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