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The Next World Cup Of Hockey May Look Like This

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

As opposed to the 2016 World Cup, which ran prior to the start of the NHL season, they would be looking at an in-season tournament which takes place over an extended All-Star break in 2021.

Of course, the shorter tournament in 2021 would mean fewer teams than they had in 2016 — which included Team Europe and Team North America.

“It would be kind of a mini-tournament about a week in length,” Deputy Commissioner Bill Day told Sportsnet. “Tack on a couple of days to the typical all-star break and fit it in an international event.”

Obviously, Olympic participation is a more pressing issue for players and fans alike, but we already know which countries field teams in an Olympic tournament. The next World Cup is NHL/NHLPA property, and as such can be sculpted any way the two sides decide.

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How about each roster has to be cap compliant?

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 08/19/19 at 10:47 PM ET

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So all the owners’ whining about not wanting to “put their season on hold” or risk injuries or even wear and tear on the stars in the middle of a season as reasons to not go to the Olympics is and always has been 100% bollocks.

Posted by Steeb on 08/19/19 at 11:43 PM ET

Chet's avatar

They shouldn’t do this. It’s a totally superfluous cash grab with literally zero stakes.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 08/20/19 at 02:31 AM ET

Chet's avatar

Also Steeb: EXACTLY

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 08/20/19 at 02:47 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

This confirms everything I had always assumed.

Posted by TreKronor on 08/20/19 at 08:03 AM ET

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Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 08/20/19 at 11:29 AM ET



Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 08/21/19 at 08:43 AM ET

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