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01-09-2013, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Rob View Post
1998 was a test run for the Salt Lake City in 2002. The NHL wanted to use the 2002 games as a showcase to gain new fans. Whether it worked or not is debatable.

The reason they participated in 2006 is because they knew they were going to play in Vancouver in 2010.
I see, I think it would be ridiculous for the NHL stop competing in the Olympics, we have finally established a legitimate best on best tournament on a every four year basis.

Will probably see pressure from the Euro players for the Olympics too.

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