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05-17-2013, 02:37 PM
Pepe Silvia
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Originally Posted by Illinihockey View Post
This is exactly why I hate NHL players playing in these stupid tournaments including the Olympics. I'd be extremely happy if the Hawks players took a pass on Sochi in 2014.
I disagree. No one would give a rat's ass about Olympic hockey if NHL players weren't allowed. It brings out the best competition. It's also the premier event of the Winter Olympics and brings in big TV ratings. If we had to rely on the World Championships then I'd lose all interest in international hockey.

I'm with Hawkaholic; the World Championships don't really prove much. The IIHF 2012 World Rankings have Canada at 5 and the US at 7. They give the same amount of points for winning gold at the World Championships as they do for winning gold at the Olympics. What a joke

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