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08-26-2013, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
I dont really see a benefit for that.

Lets say you gain some fans of the game in Russia thanks to these games. Where does it go from there in the NHL?

Those people probably just say "Well, that was cool," and go right back to watching the KHL. I dont see the point in the NHL trying to expand its global outreach through the Olympics.
The benefit is that a lot of the NHL's best players come from Europe. If we want that to remain the case, we can't be so North American focused. How many fans will the NHL lose if European players play in the SEL and KHL instead?

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