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No more national teams in Olympic Hockey?

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03-01-2014, 08:01 PM
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No more national teams in Olympic Hockey?

Sport is not a national thing, it's an universal thing.

Having nations compete against each other is outdated. We should have a fantasy draft in Olympics and have 12 teams choose their players, no more national ********.

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This for real?

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Then it wouldn't be the Olympics.

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You should only have to change the last 150 years of international sporting competition, shouldn't be too difficult.

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03-01-2014, 08:18 PM
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This is officially the dumbest idea I've ever seen and heck i suggested a world without the NHL Draft.

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What other planets would we play?

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I don't want to support people from poor countries if I'm being honest... so no thanks.

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I don't want to support people from poor countries if I'm being honest... so no thanks.
Like USA or Russia?

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So then its a competition between the scouting teams to pick the best players, who are entirely unaffiliated with their 'countries'.

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What would they play at the medal ceremony?

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What would they play at the medal ceremony?
Hopefully the Russian anthem, just so we can all remember what it actually sounds like.

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Hopefully the Russian anthem, just so we can all remember what it actually sounds like.
Good idea for kids under 20.

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I think this is a good idea. Might I suggest that we do this with a larger number of teams though so we give every worthy player a decent shot... maybe 30 teams. We should have them play an extender preliminary round for the purposes of seeding. Something in the ballpark of 82. Then is the knockout round. I hate single elimination though, so maybe the teams will play a series. Best of seven sounds like a nice number, in theory anyway.

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No thanks!

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Hopefully the Russian anthem, just so we can all remember what it actually sounds like.
Guess you didn't watch any Olympics outside of hockey.

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This is officially the dumbest idea I've ever seen and heck i suggested a world without the NHL Draft.
The hockey world would be much better off without the NHL.

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The hockey world would be much better off without the NHL.
Agreed!

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I think this is a good idea. Might I suggest that we do this with a larger number of teams though so we give every worthy player a decent shot... maybe 30 teams. We should have them play an extender preliminary round for the purposes of seeding. Something in the ballpark of 82. Then is the knockout round. I hate single elimination though, so maybe the teams will play a series. Best of seven sounds like a nice number, in theory anyway.

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This sounds like a great idea, we could even put them on an ice surface that is smaller, produces a quicker game with more hitting and scoring than the international ice surface.

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National team games are the best and most exciting part of part of hockey, they actually have some emotion, unlike club games most of the time.. so no way I would be bored to it.

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This sounds like a great idea, we could even put them on an ice surface that is smaller, produces a quicker game with more hitting and scoring than the international ice surface.
I think both you and Jack are on to something here...now all we need are 30 entrepreneurs to invest heavily and I have no doubts this venture could generate multi- billions annually in revenue.

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I think both you and Jack are on to something here...now all we need are 30 entrepreneurs to invest heavily and I have no doubts this venture could generate multi- billions annually in revenue.
You'd have to pay all the players a crapton of moolah though, to make them willing to participate in this thing. Because honestly, it sounds like proper madness.

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I think this is a good idea. Might I suggest that we do this with a larger number of teams though so we give every worthy player a decent shot... maybe 30 teams. We should have them play an extender preliminary round for the purposes of seeding. Something in the ballpark of 82. Then is the knockout round. I hate single elimination though, so maybe the teams will play a series. Best of seven sounds like a nice number, in theory anyway.

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^ WORST IDEA EVEr!

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Guess you didn't watch any Olympics outside of hockey.
Just the curling finals. Who cares about sports that you only watch once every 4 years. I wouldn't watch people skate in circles on Saturday night if you paid me, why volunteer to do it now?

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Dude.. Little less of that alcohol A post from Finland in saturday night. Just got back from the bar?

Back to OT:
Worst idea of millenium.. And how would athletes like skiiers etc be chosen

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