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07:26 AM ET 06.21 | Prior to Hockey Canada's announcing Toronto and Montreal as hosts of the IIHF World Junior Championship in 2015 and 2017, the governing body's brass met to discuss details for NHL players participating in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. "Hopefully within the next couple of weeks we'll have a formal agreement done," Hockey Canada president Bob Nicholson said. "We certainly have our sights that the NHL players will be there, but we still have to get that done with the NHL and the NHL Players' Association. I can tell you that in all the meetings I've been in with those parties, the (International Ice Hockey Federation ), the (International Olympic Committee) -- everyone wants it. Now we're just trying to cross all the t's and dot the i's."

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June 21, 2013  08:50 AM ET

no non nyet nein uh-uh...

June 21, 2013  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

no non nyet nein uh-uh...

Let me be more explicit....


No #$%^^$#@$ way!!!

June 21, 2013  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Let me be more explicit....No #$%^^$#@$ way!!!

don't be so un sochi ble

June 21, 2013  09:19 AM ET

It won't be the same without Burkie......

June 21, 2013  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

don't be so un sochi ble

Sorry. I was russian to make a comment.

June 21, 2013  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It won't be the same without Burkie......

Canada just wants to make sure the same on-ice officials that were at the last Olympics are at Sochi.



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June 21, 2013  09:30 AM ET

The KHL is taking a two week break before the Olympics even start....

June 21, 2013  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Canada just wants to make sure the same on-ice officials that were at the last Olympics are at Sochi.

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And once again....



Sorry Phantom but I had to....

June 21, 2013  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Let me be more explicit....


No #$%^^$#@$ way!!!

I prefer this response...


Then again - I just like to dog-cuss.

June 21, 2013  09:48 AM ET

It wasn't a problem when the Olympics were in Canada, but now that they are in Russia they have a problem with. I don't know . . . .

June 21, 2013  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I prefer this response...

Then again - I just like to dog-cuss.

You would have got your chance Otis if you were watching this feed from Austin....

June 21, 2013  09:50 AM ET

Didnt Bettman say a couple weeks ago it would be decided soon?

June 21, 2013  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

And once again....Sorry Phantom but I had to....

Watch very closely at the :02 mark and you will see a distinct kicking motion by the ref as he sends the puck "discretely" to the Canadian player. First it's basketball with the Russians and now hockey. Why no investigation???!!!!! :))

June 21, 2013  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

You would have got your chance Otis if you were watching this feed from Austin....

NBC strikes again.

I believe they had the "Heidi" game as well.

June 21, 2013  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I prefer this response... Then again - I just like to dog-cuss.

I wish I knew what dog-cuss was :)

June 21, 2013  09:53 AM ET

He's being sochi baby.

June 21, 2013  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

NBC strikes again. I believe they had the "Heidi" game as well.

On the plus side, I got a great deal on a Kia.

June 21, 2013  09:57 AM ET

I think they could end the controversy if they'd play the games in Glendale.

June 21, 2013  10:10 AM ET

I read it's the most expensive Limpics almost ever? May have heard incorrectly but more than the last 3 combined?

And it's only 260 miles from Chechnya.

The cost so far doesn't even begin to factor in security.

 
June 21, 2013  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I think they could end the controversy if they'd play the games in Glendale.

They should pick 2 spots. One for winter Limpics, Switzerland? And one for the summer games, Athens?

We have a flashy superhighway to Whistler BC that I'll be paying for forever and I will never once use it. Meanwhile I can't afford to take a ferry over to the mainland to see my daughter.

The Limpic concept has become flawed in many ways.

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