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12-06-2012, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr Kanadensisk View Post
Hockey is a strange situation where the most powerful body in the sport is a league (NHL) and not the governing body (IIHF).

What would you think of rebranding the World Championships as the European Championships, being primarily geared towards the top Euro players who play in the Euro leagues? This would basically take Canada, the US and the NHL out of the equation yet still leave the annual tournament that fans in Europe like yourself want. I think that would do a lot to get everyone past the NHL/NA vs IIHF/Europe disagreement that has dragged on for all these years.
Pretty sure that Hockey Canada would be against that even more so than IIHF. Absurd point anyway, will never happen.

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