Sunday, October 14, 2012

World Cup Hockey, Habs Overseas, Labour Talks To Resume And More...

Good Morning Addicts!

According to the Globe And Mail it seems that there will be a return of World Cup hockey. The article states that there is talk within the NHL, NHLPA, Hockey Canada and the IIHF of the tournament returning.

The tournament would take place every four years in February. Between the World cup and the Olympics, hockey fans would have a major international competition every second year.

The International Ice Hockey Federation is looking to make a ten to twelve year plan but is wanting a commitment from the players. It would seem the lockout is holding them back but it isn't expected to be a major problem. Once the players and the owners can figure out how to share three billion dollars, the rest should fall in to place.

The World Cup has been played onle twice with U.S.A. winning in 1996 and Canada taking it in 2004.

Habs And Hockey News

- Habs Eyes On The Prize provides weekly reports of Habs playing overseas. Here is week three.

- USA Today reports that the NHL and the NHLPA will resume talks on Tuesday, with the agenda to be decided on Monday.

- Yesterday I posted a link to part one of an interview between David Cushnan of SportsPro and NHL agent Allan Walsh. Here is part two.

- Michael Bournival scored the winning goal in a 4-3 shootout win in his Hamilton debut.

2 comments:

Not sure how I feel about the WC.

At the end of the day, I feel like it's presence only dilutes the importance of the Olympics and yearly Worlds.

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