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Cancel The World Junior Championship

from Damien Cox at the Toronto Star,

Clearly, the priorities here are in conflict. Hockey fans need hockey. Hockey Canada, TSN and the IIHF need business. Hockey prospects need exposure.

But health concerns should trump everything.

Bringing together teenage players from across Canada, the U.S., Russia, Finland, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, Austria and Germany in a Canadian province struggling terribly with the coronavirus is asking for trouble. With every other major international hockey tournament cancelled, it just doesn’t make any sense to hold this one.

Unless it really is just about the money.

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Cancel Damien Cox.

Posted by PresidentJoeByzerman on 11/27/20 at 09:09 AM ET

PierreC's avatar

I don’t know why they should cancel this tournament when they can play it in a bubble like they did with the last NHL season.. Send the kids over, let them quarantine for 7 or 14 days and then play !

Posted by PierreC from Montreal, Canada on 11/29/20 at 02:29 AM ET

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