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Afternoon Line- Scott Stinson

Bettman says the NHL would like to continue the World Cup that was relaunched last year in Toronto, although 2020 is something of a problem: the collective bargaining agreement could be annulled by either side that fall, and the league wants no part of a World Cup that leads straight into a work stoppage. (As happened in 2004.) So, the thing that was supposed to replace the Olympics on the international hockey calendar has gone straight from “glorious return” to “we’re still in the concept stage.”

If you are a hockey fan looking forward to seeing a McDavid-Matthews showdown at the international level, or even a Kucherov-Karlsson one, I’m not sure which horse I would bet, the Olympics or the World Cup.

Maybe some of those stars will see their teams knocked out of the NHL playoffs early, and they can face each other, representing their countries, at the IIHF World Championships.

-Scott Stinson of the National Post where you can read more on this topic.

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