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03-06-2013, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by patnyrnyg View Post
What pull would the KHL seriously have? If the NHL and NHLPA decide they are going to hold a World Cup, how can the KHL prevent it? Very few of their players would make any of the big-7 (US, Canada, Russia, Czech, Slovakia, Sweden, Finland) teams. Yes, if the Russian Federation opposes, maybe they can't use the current Team Russia uniforms or crest.
I wrote KHL/Russian Hockey Federation. because the two go-in-hand sometimes on matters like these.

The NPB and Japan Baseball did a similar thing, this WBC wasn't announced till about 9 months ago because of their holdup concerning revenues from the tourney.

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