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Old 02-22-2018, 12:06 PM   #683
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Originally Posted by SuperMatt18 View Post
I don't. Competition isn't as important to the IOC anymore.

It's all about the $$$ and with the new format they get two Canada-US matchups per tournament, both which do big TV numbers in North America, and decent viewership for the semi-finals.

Not to mention it would be horribly from an "Equality" optics perspective for the IOC to try and do whatever they can to get the NHLer men back for the next olympics, while canning the women's tournament.
Exactly. That and the US just coughed up 'big bucks' to the Women, who rewarded them with the Gold.
It's not going away, nether the IOC nor NBC will let it happen, nor should it.
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