2014 Olympics and the NHL (UPD: NHL, NHLPA, IIHF, IOC meeting this week)
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02-20-2013, 02:44 PM
Join Date: Nov 2011
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I'm no expert on all of those sports, but baseball would trade the World Baseball Classic in favor of the Olympics in a heartbeat.
Nobody gives a single **** about the WBC
. I bet most people (even baseball fans) don't even realize it starts in a week and a half.
Soccer, Rugby and Cricket have successful international tournaments however, but they also aren't run by single leagues who give one country home ice (field) advantage every time it's held.
If there's no NHLers at the Olympics, and the only alternative is an NHL-run competition, I'd rather there not be ANY "best-on-best" hockey tournament at all.
japan, korea , taiwan,venzuela,dominan republic, puerto rico, cuba, curacao, aruba does
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