The NHL and NHLPA annouced that there will not be a World Cup of Hockey in 2020. This is not shocking considering that NHL teams did not allow any players to represent their countries in the most recent Winter Olympics in 2018.
As a player I would have mixed feelings on the matter. Since I am not a pro athlete or never was, I would do anything in my power to suit up for the Red White and Blue and hear the roar of U.S.A. whenever I touched the puck or ball. Considering they are professional athletes that require a demanding schedule 365 days of the year scheduling more games can be considered a grind.
An average hockey fan I think would really get behind the idea of a hockey world cup, just like all the people that hate soccer tune in and watch the USA Men’s national team under preform or not even make the World Cup. Hockey is very exciting to watch on TV and in person. Me and Topher went to the Stars game last night and even though they lost 1-2 it was still a great time.
I know NoHustleSports would love a media pass if they ever did do the World Cup of Hockey and we would get our vocal chords ready to cheer on the greatest country of all time!
U.S.A! U.S.A! U.SA.!