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I'm not going to disagree with him (Daly).
It's been sensational. It's exactly what we expected. We wanted this to feel like and be a major event. We predicted that the competition would be better than any international tournament to date, that it would have a big-event feel.
The game plan is to use this (World Cup) as a foundation for new, more energized effort to give us a bigger presence outside of North America.
The fact we are doing a World Cup and we believe it is going to be huge success, and that we are going to continue to do it on a regular basis does not mean we can't also do the Olympics.
The fact that there are complications relevant to the stopping of our season in the middle at a very prime time ... and the difficulties of dealing with the International Olympic Committee and the International Ice Hockey Federation are really the factors if we continue to go.