2014 Olympics and the NHL (UPD: NHL, NHLPA, IIHF, IOC meeting this week)
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12-31-2012, 11:27 AM
Join Date: Jul 2003
I think originally, amateur athletes were often nobility and the wealthy, those who could afford to train in such leisurely, gentlemanly, pursuits. Perhaps not the noblest of ideals to glamorize now.
I remember much talk about how whether there would be olympic participation, similar to realignment, would be big bargaining chips in cba talks, and yet i havent really heard boo from either yet. Maybe they could give the owners their foolishly conceived temporary realignment until expansion plan in exchange for olympic participation?
Of course given the damage to the games hrr generation abilities and the half season losses already, neither side may see the monetary advantage of doing it. Although with the cap scheduled to drop that year making it a bit of a circus season anyway, perhaps it would be a nice distraction?
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