No NHL European games for 2014-15 season?

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  1. LadyStanley

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    No games in Europe to open 2014-15 season.

    But after World Cup (2015), there're games coming. Perhaps even taking a week in February (rather than September) with sponsors in Europe for a couple of games.



    And some discussion on appeals (might independent arbitrator eventually side with players; might all 10+ game suspensions be appealed?).
     
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    Sucks that there's no games in Europe next year either. Any reason as to why they won't be doing it next year?
     
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    I suspect it has more to do with the shake-up at AEG than what were hearing here as theyve' been the main driver and beneficiary behind the EuroTours with their interests in arenas & developments throughout Northern Europe & the UK.
     
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    I really hope they change their mind. Want to see a game in London again. O2 Arena anyone? :D
     
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    This is why I think NHL players will continue to be in Olympics. PA at least understands the game/league needs exposure around the world.
     
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    Renaud Lavoie ‏@LavoieRenaud 55m
    Another meeting is schedule early this week on Europe between the NHL and NHLPA. Its the end of Premiere Games.

    Renaud Lavoie ‏@LavoieRenaud 54m
    NHLPA wanted to keep the Premiere Games but NHL have other options.
     
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    since when is there going to be a WC in 2015?
     
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    Discussion brought it out into public knowledge in the last few weeks.
     
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    No Premiere games?

    So instead they'll have a Victoria Cup type thing or the World Cup of hockey.

    No games in Britain then for the foreseeable future if that's the case.
     
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    sorry--but that is ********

    The O2 arena here in London told the nhl they were willing to block dates a head of time to make the arena available. NHL declined.

    Based upon a previous discussion I think this has more to do with the NHL and NHLPA still discussing the topic.

    Also, there is reluctance from some countries who have their own pro leagues who think the nhl will hurt their brand
     
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    any news on that topic? Will there be NHL teams travelling to Europe during pre-season?
    I'd absolutely love it but didn't hear anything about it so very doubtful..
     
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    I'm still not 100% confident the NHL has the ability to pull ff a decent World Cup.
     
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    To bad. Great way to grow the game is to have NHL games overseas.
     
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    Does it really grow the game, or grow the NHL business? Lots of these countries are already playing hockey, an NHL game/cash grab won't make a true difference.
     
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    And the league was having issues filling a few venues (that they'd been to a few times).

    FTR, most announcements of European games were in January/February before they happened in the fall.
     
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    Would love to see Nashville vs Minnesota in Switzerland! Our best D vs our best F!
     
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    It might just all be in my head but I think early on the NHL was making an effort to send over high profile teams or teams that would have appeal in the specific markets they would be playing in. After a few years they just started sending over random clubs and those games ended up being harder sells. I guess the problem is you can't keep on asking the same handful of franchises to cut short training camp and open their season in Europe.
     
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    NHL didn't go "random", but had all teams on the list to head over.

    And yes, it's often easier for the EC teams to participate than the WC.
     
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    It would be great if they played games in Paris,London,Madrid,Barcelona,Rome,bERLIN-
     
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    From what I have heard from here in the UK is that the chances are slim to none the NHL will be here this fall--maybe next
     
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    Spain?

    you do realize ice hockey is not that popular in spain?

    There is a half decent arena just outside of Paris--

    Do not remember any good ice arena in Rome--other parts of italy have good one

    Lots of arenas in Germany

    as for London--it is the 02 or nothing
     
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    I think NHL is better off going to Asia over Europe.
     
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    Ya random wasn't the right word, but it's probably fair to say that the NHL sent over most of the easier to sell clubs early on and once those clubs had their turn opening in Europe it became a much harder sell with the remaining clubs.
     

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