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joecct
03-23-2017, 09:39 PM
Do we send minor pros or a primary NCAA team?

If NCAA, pick your squad.

turk181
03-23-2017, 09:46 PM
$$$$$$$$$......you really think NHL players won’t be there.

joecct
03-23-2017, 10:25 PM
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.

turk181
03-23-2017, 10:32 PM
$$$$$$$$$......you really think NHL players won’t be there.


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 $$$$$$

AKSWF
03-24-2017, 12:45 AM
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.

Critical Thinker
03-24-2017, 12:48 AM
Frozen Four winner becomes the US National team for 2017-18? Now that would be fun to watch.

alslammerz
03-24-2017, 06:27 AM
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/potential-effects-of-the-falling-canadian-dollar-upon-canadian-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.



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.

TovarishchLisa
03-24-2017, 08:14 AM
Guys playing in European leagues. Which, with the loss of Brandon Bochenski to Kazakhstan, would sting

purpleinnebraska
03-24-2017, 09:34 AM
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.

Split-N
03-24-2017, 09:54 AM
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.

joecct
03-24-2017, 09:56 AM
Because the falling Canadian dollar is already hurting the league and the smaller market Canadian team? http://spectorshockey.net/2015/01/potential-effects-of-the-falling-canadian-dollar-upon-canadian-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.

UCAlum32
03-24-2017, 04:47 PM
It's a nice idea but would any team have enough Americans on it to field an entire roster for the Olympics?

Combo Team Army and Airforce with a few of the better American Players form other rosters thrown in

FlagDUDE08
03-24-2017, 06:34 PM
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. ;)

davyd83
03-25-2017, 01:48 PM
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.

joecct
04-03-2017, 08:07 PM
bump

FloridaCat
04-03-2017, 09:20 PM
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.

bravohankins
04-03-2017, 10:10 PM
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.

joecct
04-03-2017, 10:20 PM
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.

sold!!!!

bcmsu9196
04-04-2017, 12:15 AM
.... annnddd the NHL is not going to the Olympics next year. Send the (college) kids again.

ticapnews
04-04-2017, 05:58 AM
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.