2014 Olympics and the NHL (UPD: NHL, NHLPA, IIHF, IOC meeting this week)
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02-18-2013, 01:20 PM
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I was all for the NHL-Olympics partnership, but the more I think of it, the more I think they NHL and PA should just form a World Cup of Hockey and can screw you to the IOC.
In a league that is looking to grow revenues, why not just do your own thing? Keep it in North America so it works for North American TV and just count the money.
Let the Olympic tournament be like soccer where its limited by age. Perhaps have the World Junior tourny suspended every four years, and let those kids play on the Olympic stage. Or let them get guys from the Spangler Cup.
How would a World Cup be more beneficial than the Olympics? The NHL would profit from a few game's gate receipts, but exposure would be next to nil. Who would pick it up on TV? Versus?
The exposure the NHL receives from the Olympics engulfs the meager profits a World Cup would provide.
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