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08-27-2013, 12:14 PM
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Barrie22
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Originally Posted by LadyStanley View Post
IIRC from BOH postings, it will be **tens of millions** to insure the $3B in hockey contracts playing @ Olympics.

Heard on NHL Network Radio that Canada has $1.5B of contracts in camp. (Would guess the cost would be many millions of $$s.)

http://espn.go.com/blog/olympics/pos...s-olympic-camp
LeBrun story of Thornton

http://www.mercurynews.com/sharks/ci...ian?source=rss
Pashelka story

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sport...medium=twitter
University of Calgary player fills in for Thornton
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Originally Posted by SJeasy View Post
I think it is separate from the CBA. I think the actuaries have caught up with the cost of the risks. In part with the new appreciation for head injuries. I also think less money is being funneled to national budgets for professional entertainment. You would cut from both ends by using amateurs for national competitions. Not advocating that course of action, just a comment on signs of the times.
something had to of changed since the last cba, because team canada did not care about the insurance 4 years ago for the vancouver olympics. they were doing full on scrimmages and if i remember correctly even played 1 or 2 mini games against an university team.

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