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03-06-2013, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Jussi View Post
You're assuming other countries outside North America would participate in the World Cup. And comparing an under-23 Olympic tournament to a potential non-NHL but with European pros Olympic hockey tournament is not a valid comparison. Russia and Czech Republic already use more KHL players on their national teams than NHL players, even if they could use more.
Why wouldn't the other countries participate? They have done it before. On their national teams for the World Championship maybe, since most NHLers are either still in the play-offs or elect not to play. In an Olympic or World Cup tournament, they would be using NHL'ers.

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