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As sports organizations and notable hockey figures express support of the U.S. women's team, several players say they rejected overtures from USA Hockey to serve as replacements for the upcoming world championships.

Two players told The Associated Press on Friday that USA Hockey reached out to them to gauge their interest for the worlds, which begin next week in Plymouth, Michigan.

Brittany Ott, a goaltender for the Boston Pride of the National Women's Hockey League, and Annie Pankowski, a junior forward at the University of Wisconsin, said the email from USA Hockey was not an invitation but rather an inquiry about their availability.

"I responded to that email and I said I'm not willing," Pankowski said.

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Paul's avatar

Allan Walsh tweet,

Word circulating among NHL players that American players will refuse to play in men’s World Championships in solidarity with the women.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/26/17 at 01:54 PM ET

Canucklehead's avatar

I’m impressed with the support the women are getting.  It’s great to see.

Posted by Canucklehead from Ottawa, Ontario on 03/26/17 at 08:17 PM ET

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Is there somewhere that can provide an unbiased summary of the issues here?

Posted by SlimChance on 03/27/17 at 07:00 AM ET

Paul's avatar

I have tried to find just that SC, IMO they are all opinionated.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/27/17 at 07:04 AM ET

Canucklehead's avatar

Is there somewhere that can provide an unbiased summary of the issues here?

I thought the article on CNNMoney was pretty good.  Good overview of some of the key aspects: http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/24/news/companies/usa-hockey-womens-pay-dispute/

Posted by Canucklehead from Ottawa, Ontario on 03/27/17 at 07:30 AM ET

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Thanks Paul and CH

Posted by SlimChance on 03/27/17 at 08:11 AM ET

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