from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Pierre LeBrun sat down with NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr on Thursday night before the final game to discuss the event's impact and its future.
Pierre LeBrun: Can you share your observations so far on how the World Cup has played out?
Donald Fehr: The first thing I would obviously look for is, How do the players feel? And it seems to be uniformly positive. They like the event, they like the format, they really enjoy the level of the competition and doing it in one place without having to fly around the world. So that's really good.
Secondly, I think the public acceptance of the quality of the event has also been really good. In terms of the future though, and going back to see what could we have done better or differently -- what would it look like if it was in a different place, if the format was slightly altered? -- that's yet to come. I think we're going to examine it to see what can be made better, not to see what was a problem.
LeBrun: [The NHLPA] has agreed with the league that there will be another World Cup, right? There won't be another 12-year wait like the last time?
Fehr: No, [the next one will be held in] 2020, absent something very unusual happening.