2014 Olympics and the NHL (UPD: NHL, NHLPA, IIHF, IOC meeting this week)
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02-20-2013, 10:43 AM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Originally Posted by
Burke the Legend
No other CURRENT tournament can... I don't know why you think hockey needs to be so desperate for the olympics cuz in reality hockey and NBA outliers and are basically the only major professional club sports whose major international competition is done in the olympics. Soccer, Rugby, Cricket, Baseball & Tennis have their own competitions that are paramount to whatever olympic activity if any they engage in, so don't make it sound like ice hockey would be doing something radical here by telling the IOC and their greedy bureaucracy, incompetent officials, poor scheduling, limited hosting and airtight content rules to shove off.
Yeah but the thing is, those sports' World Cups/Championships aren't cash grabs for 1 single league.....
It's why at this point I prefer the Olympics and even the WHC to the World Cup, it's not the NHL show.
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