Has Russia overtaken the #1 spot in World Hockey?
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12-11-2012, 02:39 PM
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The Canada/World Cup existed to put money in the coffers of the NHLPA, period. The fans wanted to see more NHL-Soviet matchups, at least in the '70's and 80's, and they could easily sell tickets and land TV contracts to televise the matches.
NHL management disliked the concept from the outset
They dislike anything that interferes with the NHL and its profits in any way, shape or form.
In any event, it filled a void that existed back then which is no longer as applicable.
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