2014 Olympics and the NHL (UPD: NHL, NHLPA, IIHF, IOC meeting this week)
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02-18-2013, 03:47 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
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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.
They would make massive amounts of money from Canadian TV in rights fees for a World Cup. They would also get the games on major network TV in the US and would expose the game in the only place the NHL actually cares about growing the game: the USA.
Here's maybe a stupid question, sorry. But maybe someone knows this: If the IIHF held the hockey tournament during the summer oly's, could the NHl stop its players from going? If they said no, would it stand up to a legal challenge?
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