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08-26-2013, 01:35 PM
eco's bones
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
Unless the Olympics are in North America,the NHL shouldn't be involved. Its a travel nightmare to get to Sochi. South Korea will be another nightmare. The NHL is shutting the league down for 2-3 weeks. They receive zero financial benefit. The Americans and Canadians were too cheap to spend $1.2M to insure the players. NHL teams have billions of dollars invested in these players. The NHL and NHLPA have discussed the return of the World Cup of hockey. They sponsor the event played mostly in NHL builldings. The money goes into the NHL pot. Not the IOC pot.
Absolutely agree. The NHL winds up condensing its schedule as well. Personally I think it was best when left to the amateurs.

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