NYT: Bargaining for Rights in Exchange for NHL in Olympics (UPD: Daly in Sochi)
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03-19-2013, 06:36 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
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I want the NHL and NHL clubs to have say in the health of there players and to have safety of insurance covering there assets playing in Olympics
Also it is absurd that NHL is forbidden rights to highlights when it is NHL players under contract playing in tournament which shuts down NHL season for 2 weeks
I support NHL here ,, I hope NHL players are in olympics but if the NHL pulls out I am fine with there reasons
If the NHL pulls out and only wants a World Cup, where in the past profits only went to the NHL/NHLPA, are you ok with that?
Take into consideration MLB's WBC (which is similar to the NHL's World Cup) hands out $40 million of its profits to every participating national federation, and stipulates half of the money must be spent on amateur/grassroots development. That's how you use your event to grow a sport, not like the World Cup of Hockey.
The Olympics simply does more for the national federations in supporting their grassroots program then the World Cup ever has.
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