How does that happen? The German Hockey Federation has to give their heads a shake? I guess it shows where your hockey is going, like Canada, south of the border! Serious side, making the DEL international, television rights, sponsoring, all the marketing advantages, speak for themselves. The borders are dropped in Europe but it seems not in hockey. Inside info, German players, German coaches, German managers are neglecting global influence. If North America did the same, we would never have the opportunity to see talented players like Rieder and Draisaitl. Younger men and women are given the chance to advance in Junior or University programs in North America. If German hockey is doing such a great job, why all the ifs and buts?