2014 Olympics and the NHL (UPD: NHL, NHLPA, IIHF, IOC meeting this week)
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02-24-2013, 02:57 PM
Join Date: May 2005
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What is the problem with Europe liking WHC ? There is no good reason to not participate in it other than NA fans don't watch it. I have never heard Finns advocating that we don't send a team to world juniors. And while WHC doesn't always get good attendance it's still popular. NA fans always say that its the logo in front not the name on back that matters, but when its WHC all they can think of is " Crosby not here this sucks !!"
The problem is not that Europe likes the WC, the problem is that only Europe likes the WC. People talk all the time about growing the game. How on earth is the IIHF going to help grow the game if they can't even produce a product that appeals to most existing fans.
As for the logo thing I don't think you understand how Canadians feel. As a fan I want to see the best go head to head against the best, the name of the tournament is not the important thing.
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