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NHL rethinking European Premiere Games

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08:40 AM ET 04.07 | The October 2013 travelogue will feature spots such as Winnipeg, Buffalo and Newark rather than Prague, Stockholm and Helsinki. That is because the realigned NHL will premier next season without Premiere Games in Europe, Slap Shots has been told. The future of the Premiere Games -- which opened five straight NHL seasons before being wiped off the map by the lockout -- will become part of the broader conversation between the league and the union regarding a comprehensive international program. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly wrote in an email that the league intends to have "planning discussions with the NHLPA in the near future." Those discussions would include reviving the World Cup of Hockey as a midseason tournament to be played every four years between Olympics, thus guaranteeing a defined cycle of international best-on-best competition with which to showcase the sport.

New York Post

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April 7, 2013  09:16 AM ET

Bring back the Canada Cup!

April 7, 2013  09:18 AM ET

Pure magic!

April 7, 2013  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Pure magic!

It still gives me goosebumps. :-)

April 7, 2013  09:25 AM ET



For my American friends....

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April 7, 2013  10:59 AM ET
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No better way to start my Sunday morning than by turning on the tv and seeing Gary Bettman on a stage... *PUKE*

Are you watching the "Garden Gnome" channel again?

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April 7, 2013  11:02 AM ET
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It's usually entertaining OKAY quit being judgmental.

I never judge.....only mock.

April 7, 2013  11:15 AM ET

where are all the bruins fans?? they must be nursing their hangovers...

April 7, 2013  11:25 AM ET
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where are all the bruins fans?? they must be nursing their hangovers...

heehee

April 7, 2013  11:30 AM ET
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heehee

between the excuses and Charas diving classes, I can understand them not showing up.

April 7, 2013  11:31 AM ET
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where are all the bruins fans?? they must be nursing their hangovers...

Why do I keep thinking about Lionel Richie's "Once, Twice, Three times a Lady"?

April 7, 2013  11:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

where are all the bruins fans?? they must be nursing their hangovers...

A great game for the Habs.

April 7, 2013  11:32 AM ET
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Are you watching the "Garden Gnome" channel again?

Beauty!

April 7, 2013  11:40 AM ET
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A great game for the Habs.

definitely. I think that the Habs are now officially in the bruins heads.

April 7, 2013  11:42 AM ET
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For my American friends....

Thanks. Lots of good sportsmanship there , good to see.

April 7, 2013  11:45 AM ET
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definitely. I think that the Habs are now officially in the bruins heads.

Just like the old days. Damn, those were fine days indeed!!

April 7, 2013  11:46 AM ET

Hasn't the Buttgoblin been fired yet ?

 
April 7, 2013  11:47 AM ET
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A great game for the Habs.

Yup......too bad it was against the Bruins LOL

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