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01-02-2013, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Killion View Post
The NHL does in fact make a substantial contribution to the Olympics' through the CBA in agreeing to release their players/employee's to participate,
That's something they agree on with their employees, not with the IOC. They're entitled to nothing else than whatever they could get in exchange from said employees.

Originally Posted by Killion View Post
In addition to the suspension of games & thus revenue streams, its "product", namely the talent itself, runs the risk of both injury & most assuredly burnout.
Again, in the event that the players and the NHL do indeed come to an agreement, any burnout resulting from the Olympics will be part of that agreement. The NHL will already have been compensated by the players agreeing to lower their demands or giving in on something else.

Originally Posted by Killion View Post
The IOC should IMO be compensating the NHL & the NHLPA, as without their participation they wouldnt be able to charge the premiums they can.
There is no participation from the NHL. It is foolish to expect compensation if another company hires your employees at a time when not only are they under no obligation to work for you but your own contract specifically allows said company to hire them.

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