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12-29-2012, 09:19 PM
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God Bless Canada
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Part of the difference in Canada is the sale of tournament ticket packages. You buy the ticket package, you get Slovakia/Latvia, Switzerland/Germany and other games, so you might as well go watch the game, and take advantage of your investment. Don't know tournament packages are sold in other countries, or if they're sold to the same degree as they are in North America.

If it was just single game tickets, you'd probably have only a few hundred fans at Switzerland/Germany.

I like the idea of having the tournament in Canada every three years; no complaints with it being here every two years. (Which appears to be the direction after 2015). It makes sense in a lot of ways for the IIHF. You make money hand over fist, and you know that every team in the tournament is going to play in front of a large crowd, regardless of whether it's a medal round game, a pivotal round robin game, or a relegation game featuring 35 players that nobody has heard of.

I wouldn't have it in Canada every year. It's an international event, not a Hockey Canada event. If you're yearning for an event that's in Canada each year, find out where the WU17 or the World Junior A Challenge are taking place.

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