2014 Olympics and the NHL (UPD: NHL, NHLPA, IIHF, IOC meeting this week)
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02-24-2013, 08:04 AM
Join Date: Jun 2012
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I think we both agree that North Americans don't care much about the WC. One of the reasons I don't like having an annual WC is I think it is too often and it cheapens the idea of international championships.
Maybe a good compromise would be renaming it the European Championships and not having Canada and the US involved. What do you think?
I actually think it's a great idea. Wish it would happen. And I've been to 3 WHC in Europe and enjoyed them all...but if N.America stopped participating, I wouldn't mind one bit. The only thing is though the IIHF will respond with "We'll ok then, we won't play in your World Cup." and how do you seed groupings for Olympics if Canada/USA only international play is the Olympics. Unfortunately we are stuck with what we got. There will be one WHC dropped though 1 every 4 years. 4 year international calendar is coming. 1. Olympics 2. World Cup. World Championship 3 years (dropped in an Olympic year) but there will be sometime of expanded European championship in that year which the WHC is dropped.
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