2014 Olympics and the NHL (UPD: NHL, NHLPA, IIHF, IOC meeting this week)
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02-10-2013, 02:24 PM
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Not in NA, which provides well over half on the IOC broadcasting revenue.
Well unless the US is playing in the gold medal game (obviously realistic but hardly a sure thing) it probably isn't pulling a 'monster' rating in the US anyway.
I get that the NHL's wealth and prestige makes it a defacto world governing body but if the bottom line is always going to be how such competitions are going to directly and immediately benefit NA and the NHL than they should just back out of the entire thing now.
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