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02-24-2013, 11:44 AM
Mr Kanadensisk
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Originally Posted by LSnow View Post
That makes even less sense. Having US and Canada involved makes the tournament better. So while NA might not care, it makes the tournament more entertaining for audience in Europe.
I'm just curious how badly you think hockey fans in Europe would miss Canada and the USA if they weren't in the tournament? Couldn't it still be successful if it was just the European teams?

Here's the thing, even in Europe the WC struggles at times to attract fans and in NA it is almost completely irrelevant. Right now I would guess that 75% or more of the world's hockeys fans don't care for the WC, which is unfortunate given that it is the IIHF's marquee tournament. I just think unless people bring some fresh new ideas to the table we will be stuck in the same quagmire for ever and ever.

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