2014 Olympics and the NHL (UPD: NHL, NHLPA, IIHF, IOC meeting this week)
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02-24-2013, 12:53 PM
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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.
That might be true, but what I am proposing is that the IIHF organize their own best on best tournament in place of having pros at the Olympics. Unfortunately I can't give this new tournament a name because if I called it the World Championships or World Cup most people would associate it with the old tournaments by those names, even though they wouldn't have to be related to the new tournament I am proposing in any way.
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