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World Cup of Hockey Returning in 2016.

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05-11-2013, 01:00 PM
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World Cup of Hockey Returning in 2016.

@dchesnokov: Per Tretiak, the World Cup of Hockey will be back in 2016! It will be played in August, just like the last one in 2004 (S/t @plysenkov)


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They always have these rumours, I'll believe them when there's some type of NHL confirmation.

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It appears to be a sure thing.

@dchesnokov: As @drosennhl reported yesterday, Included in the new Player Transfer Agreement is cooperation for a World Cup of Hockey.

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I would love it. Yeah it favours NA teams a bit, but it is still international hockey.

IIHF confirmation is needed before I get too excited.

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Awesome if legit.

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Great. Now we can perhaps forget about this pseudo-tournament called the World Championships. Leave it to juniors and soft european based players like a fifth Euro Hockey Tour-thing.

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Not nearly as good as the Olympics for obvious reasons (heavy bias towards NA teams). But still good news as any chance to see best on best hockey is good news.

As this is an invitation tourney, we might actually see Slovakia and Germany not make it with perhaps Switzerland and Denmark being invited.

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Great. Now we can perhaps forget about this pseudo-tournament called the World Championships. Leave it to juniors and soft european based players like a fifth Euro Hockey Tour-thing.
You're entitled to your opinion. However, I for one don't agree with any of it.

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You're entitled to your opinion. However, I for one don't agree with any of it.
Is that becouse you guys never win anything except the World Championships? Just kidding, but i would think the NHL players willingness to come to the WHC wont exactly highten if the World Cup comes back and the Olympics is still on the schedule. I mean Team USA will be looking for a second miracle on ice iceing an all-college squad.

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You're entitled to your opinion. However, I for one don't agree with any of it.
You are entitled to your opinion as well and I for one agree with you

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Not nearly as good as the Olympics for obvious reasons (heavy bias towards NA teams). But still good news as any chance to see best on best hockey is good news.

As this is an invitation tourney, we might actually see Slovakia and Germany not make it with perhaps Switzerland and Denmark being invited.
Yeah it would be nice to actually see the optimal Danish roster once in your lifetime, since our euro-players missed the Sochi qualification.

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Ugh... Will Finland be allowed to ice 6 goalies at the same time? Because in two years we will have mostly goalies in the NHL.

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Great news if it's true.

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Is that becouse you guys never win anything except the World Championships? Just kidding, but i would think the NHL players willingness to come to the WHC wont exactly highten if the World Cup comes back and the Olympics is still on the schedule. I mean Team USA will be looking for a second miracle on ice iceing an all-college squad.
I think we did pretty well the last time the World Cup was played, same with best-on-best Olympics...far better than the population and talent pool would dictate. Would be really naive or fanatical to expect a country this small to be a regular in the finals let alone win them. Anyways, take a look at some of the clips on the crowds and atmosphere in Hartwall arena when Finland is playing. There is your answer. The World Championships are huge and will stay that way. The event was extremely popular even back in the day when we used get a thorough spanking by at least Canada and Soviet Union but often by most major countries.

But you may be right about NHL players willingness in the future though.

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Great news.

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We can probably scratch NHL's participance in 2018 Olympics then. Win some, lose some.

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We can probably scratch NHL's participance in 2018 Olympics then. Win some, lose some.
I don't think so, because it would be logical to have them both. I think this is fair way to get revenue for both, IIHF and NHL, that way they can keep the sport growing / not reducing world wide better together and have solid compromise about money. Hockey growing would be big for NHL too, and that's what IIHF can do for them. New hockey fans and countries mean more TV rights money ect. Every fan that finds hockey, will soon find NHL.

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Won't be an international tournament if there are only refs from the US and Canada

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No need for a mickey mouse tournament in august.

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Won't be an international tournament if there are only refs from the US and Canada
lol. It's better to have these goofs from Belgium or whatever that referees the WHC.

But sure, it would be nice if american referees takes games where Canada plays, and canadian when Team USA tries some upset. I mean you could still use the best ones more in other matchups.

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lol. It's better to have these goofs from Belgium or whatever that referees the WHC.

But sure, it would be nice if american referees takes games where Canada plays, and canadian when Team USA tries some upset. I mean you could still use the best ones more in other matchups.
Yeah it would be like having Belarussian referee's for games Russia play in.

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No need for a mickey mouse tournament in august.
I have a feeling NBC will get higher ratings for their EPL broadcast than the World Cup (assuming they'll air it.

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lol. It's better to have these goofs from Belgium or whatever that referees the WHC.
There's only refs from participating countries.

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Yeah it would be like having Belarussian referee's for games Russia play in.
Exactly. Not sure exactly what it means though when thinking more about it, eh.
Fact is we need a best on best on small ice as well. Big ice means great hockey when the best plays, but small does as well in another way.

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Love it!! As a sports fan the more games, the more tournaments the better for me! Love these sorts of tournaments. It's a nice tune up for training camps and the start of the season


They better have a different trophy the one in 2004 was ugly!!!!

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