NHL vs. KHL
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07-15-2013, 11:52 PM
Join Date: May 2013
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I don't think the NHL players (and possibly the KHL players either) would care unless there was a financial reward. Give the winning team like $10,000,000 to divide up and you might have something. This tournament would have no historical significance because it is new, the players would have to play during their off-season and they have to risk getting hurt and jeopardizing their careers. So the only way I see to make players want to compete is for a large cash prize for the winner.
Also you are taking the team that won the Stanley Cup, who already played 20+ games more than half the league and making them play another set of games with traveling half way around the world. The Cup champs would hate this and feel it would be a terrible disadvantage for the next season.
Im sure they could set up a schedule that would work. Plus it doesn't have to be a series it could be 1 game.
Also players play in the Olympics with no cash reward so Im sure they wouldn't mind playing in a game to represent the NHL.
It will most likely never happen but you can't deny its a cool idea and you'd watch it.
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