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    If the NHL does not go to Korea, who goes?

    Do we send minor pros or a primary NCAA team?

    If NCAA, pick your squad.

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    Re: If the NHL does not go to Korea, who goes?

    $$$$$$$$$......you really think NHL players won’t be there.

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    Re: If the NHL does not go to Korea, who goes?

    The Commish (Owners) says no. The sponsors and media say yes.

    The NHL wants their cut and video/media rights. If they get that, they go.

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    Re: If the NHL does not go to Korea, who goes?

    Quote Originally Posted by turk181 View Post
    $$$$$$$$$......you really think NHL players won’t be there.
    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    The Commish (Owners) says no. The sponsors and media say yes.

    The NHL wants their cut and video/media rights. If they get that, they go.
    That was my point. When they figure out the money they will be there. It’s always about the $$$$$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by turk181 View Post
    That was my point. When they figure out the money they will be there. It’s always about the $$$$$$
    Is there really that much of a demand in South Korea? The Islanders are getting kicked out of "their" arena, the Coyotoes, another southern experiment in Vegas, and various teams with attendance declining. In many ways, more than just #of games played, the NBA and the NHL are similar, and the NBA is gonna start allowing sponsors on there jerseys. How about stabilizing the turbulent teams and expand into Canada instead.
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    Frozen Four winner becomes the US National team for 2017-18? Now that would be fun to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKSWF View Post
    Is there really that much of a demand in South Korea? The Islanders are getting kicked out of "their" arena, the Coyotoes, another southern experiment in Vegas, and various teams with attendance declining. In many ways, more than just #of games played, the NBA and the NHL are similar, and the NBA is gonna start allowing sponsors on there jerseys. How about stabilizing the turbulent teams and expand into Canada instead.
    Because the falling Canadian dollar is already hurting the league and the smaller market Canadian team? http://spectorshockey.net/2015/01/po...ian-nhl-teams/ CSD is equal to 75 cents right now - that article talked about how below it being 85 cents the Canadian teams lose money.


    Quote Originally Posted by Critical Thinker View Post
    Frozen Four winner becomes the US National team for 2017-18? Now that would be fun to watch.
    It's a nice idea but would any team have enough Americans on it to field an entire roster for the Olympics?

    My fear of it being college players is that we see guys get nationalized and take the year off from school. But essentially a WJC team with some older players and maybe the occasional AHL/European player would be somewhat fun to watch, even if I'd rather see the NHL go for growing the sport reasons.
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    Re: If the NHL does not go to Korea, who goes?

    Guys playing in European leagues. Which, with the loss of Brandon Bochenski to Kazakhstan, would sting
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKSWF View Post
    Is there really that much of a demand in South Korea? The Islanders are getting kicked out of "their" arena, the Coyotoes, another southern experiment in Vegas, and various teams with attendance declining. In many ways, more than just #of games played, the NBA and the NHL are similar, and the NBA is gonna start allowing sponsors on there jerseys. How about stabilizing the turbulent teams and expand into Canada instead.
    You can't afford $75,000,000 annual salary loads based on what you make at the gate. 41 sold out games in Hamilton, ONT can't approach the kind of money you can get with good US TV ratings and selling jerseys to the 325 million people in the US. If you want a Canada-based league, tell the players they better be ready to accept CFL-level salaries.

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    Re: If the NHL does not go to Korea, who goes?

    Quote Originally Posted by AKSWF View Post
    Is there really that much of a demand in South Korea? .... How about stabilizing the turbulent teams and expand into Canada instead.
    Whoa there. Before anyone else gets their knickers in a knot, let's be clear that this thread is about whether or not the NHL/NHLPA will allow their players to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang, Korea, Winter Olympics. It is NOT about NHL expansion (especially to Korea). That being said, I agree with what a couple of other posters said about it's being all about Benjamins and Loonies. If enough of them are there, it's business as usual. And IMO, enough of them will be there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alslammerz View Post
    Because the falling Canadian dollar is already hurting the league and the smaller market Canadian team? http://spectorshockey.net/2015/01/po...ian-nhl-teams/ CSD is equal to 75 cents right now - that article talked about how below it being 85 cents the Canadian teams lose money.




    It's a nice idea but would any team have enough Americans on it to field an entire roster for the Olympics?

    My fear of it being college players is that we see guys get nationalized and take the year off from school. But essentially a WJC team with some older players and maybe the occasional AHL/European player would be somewhat fun to watch, even if I'd rather see the NHL go for growing the sport reasons.
    The college players being nationalized was the norm before 94.

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    Re: If the NHL does not go to Korea, who goes?

    Quote Originally Posted by alslammerz View Post
    It's a nice idea but would any team have enough Americans on it to field an entire roster for the Olympics?
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    Re: If the NHL does not go to Korea, who goes?

    Quote Originally Posted by alslammerz View Post
    It's a nice idea but would any team have enough Americans on it to field an entire roster for the Olympics?

    My fear of it being college players is that we see guys get nationalized and take the year off from school. But essentially a WJC team with some older players and maybe the occasional AHL/European player would be somewhat fun to watch, even if I'd rather see the NHL go for growing the sport reasons.
    Some teams could use that exemption still on the books again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKSWF View Post
    Is there really that much of a demand in South Korea? The Islanders are getting kicked out of "their" arena, the Coyotoes, another southern experiment in Vegas, and various teams with attendance declining. In many ways, more than just #of games played, the NBA and the NHL are similar, and the NBA is gonna start allowing sponsors on there jerseys. How about stabilizing the turbulent teams and expand into Canada instead.
    With the Canadian dollar still running under 75’ US, that's not going to happen.

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    Re: If the NHL does not go to Korea, who goes?

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    Re: If the NHL does not go to Korea, who goes?

    I have always felt that Ice Hockey in the Olympics should be a U23 or U25 tournament.

    The IOC should consider placing Ice Hockey in the Summer Olympics where it started, albeit for one Olympics.
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    Re: If the NHL does not go to Korea, who goes?

    I have always felt that Ice Hockey in the Olympics should be a U23 or U25 tournament.
    I agree it should be like the mens soccer tourney in the Olympics. Make it U23 and allow 2 or 3 overage players per country......done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bravohankins View Post
    i agree it should be like the mens soccer tourney in the olympics. Make it u23 and allow 2 or 3 overage players per country......done.
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    Re: If the NHL does not go to Korea, who goes?

    .... annnddd the NHL is not going to the Olympics next year. Send the (college) kids again.
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    Re: If the NHL does not go to Korea, who goes?

    Isn't playing with or against pros verboten? So without a waiver any college kid who tried for the Olympics would lose eligibility. That leaves the US with a team comprised of college kids who don't mind losing their eligibility and and pros from the European leagues that release their players (KHL etc).

    Canada will be in much the same situation except they'll be able to pull from juniors as well.

    In any event, the Olympic Ice Hockey tournament just went from a showcase to a snoozefest.

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