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NHL Needs The Olympics

from Jamie Fitzpatrick at Jamie’s Hockey Blog,

...But there is no greater stage. The Olympics are like a drug, hooking millions worldwide, drawing them to the television to watch pole vault, kayaking, synchronized diving, and other sports that only matter once every four years.

That’s not good enough for the NHL, where drama, spectacle, national pride and unprecedented TV audiences apparently don’t count for much. Reports persist that the league will pull out of Olympic hockey after the 2010 Winter Games.

It’s not as if hockey’s elite players have a busy international schedule.

Outside the Olympics, the last best-on-best tournament was the 2004 World Cup. There’s no word yet on another one.

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