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05-11-2013, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Darth Yoda View Post
Is that becouse you guys never win anything except the World Championships? Just kidding, but i would think the NHL players willingness to come to the WHC wont exactly highten if the World Cup comes back and the Olympics is still on the schedule. I mean Team USA will be looking for a second miracle on ice iceing an all-college squad.
I think we did pretty well the last time the World Cup was played, same with best-on-best Olympics...far better than the population and talent pool would dictate. Would be really naive or fanatical to expect a country this small to be a regular in the finals let alone win them. Anyways, take a look at some of the clips on the crowds and atmosphere in Hartwall arena when Finland is playing. There is your answer. The World Championships are huge and will stay that way. The event was extremely popular even back in the day when we used get a thorough spanking by at least Canada and Soviet Union but often by most major countries.

But you may be right about NHL players willingness in the future though.

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