SaveByRichter35 Posted June 26, 2019 Share Posted June 26, 2019 Quote VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- With labor talks having already begun on an informal basis, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and union chief Don Fehr are in favor of rebooting the World Cup of Hockey tournament and holding it every four years. The stumbling block to laying out a long-term calendar of international competition, however, revolves around the hot-button topic of the NHL competing at the Winter Olympics after skipping out on South Korea last year. "One of the things I hope we will have is an agreement to establish the long-term schedule for international events which would include World Cups of Hockey,'' said Fehr, stressing the plural "Cups'' during an interview with The Associated Press at the league's draft festivities in Vancouver, British Columbia, this past weekend. "That's a stand-alone event. It should not be seen as competing with or replacing the Olympics. It can be done.'' Bettman is on board when it comes to the World Cup. "We think that's a great event and it's something we've been trying to work out for more than two years,'' he said. "We're all in favor of setting an international calendar, and it takes two to tango, so to speak.'' There's a caveat, of course, and the reason why the two sides aren't tangoing just yet. More to the story in the link...https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/27038843/rebooting-world-cup-part-nhl-labor-talks Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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