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03-05-2013, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by agentblack View Post
Well we can agree to disagree here, I mean its not like olympic hockey didnt exist before 1998 iifc. And isnt it the NHLPA thats spearheading the involvement in the games? Your comment makes it seem like the scenario from a player is "Oh gee wizz do we have to go id rather stay home." Most, if not all players WANT to go, they dont have to. im not saying that as fact just my sense of things. The league and the owners group im pretty sure would rather not be there.
Not sure where you got that from. I said that the IOC needs the NHL's players more than the NHL needs the IOC. Note I didn't say pros in the second part of that sentence. Never once mentioned anything about players desire here, which by the way is all but moot. The league doesn't need the Sochi games to boost interest in North America. The time zones are too far apart.

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