Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/14/12 at 12:42 PM ET
from Andrew Podnieks and Martin Merks of IIHF.com,
What he proposes is an annual break every February. His proposal of a four-year cycle is not unlike what Donald Fehr discussed casually of his own opinion with differences when it comes to NHL participation.
Kurbatov believes February should always be the break for Olympic Winter Games and also for World Championships that should only be held in non-Olympic years. But to make this successful from the sporting view it would need an NHL break every year.
“We know the National Hockey League has been willing to take a break in February for the Olympics in the past,” he said, “and we hope that they would be ready take the next step and take a break every year for all these events. It’s possible to discuss with the NHL to have an annual break in February in future.”
I don’t see too much support from this on the NHL side. Sending players to the World Championships in February will never fly.
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