A lot of fans seemed to think that the Olympics was great hockey. I remember people saying how people who never watched hockey before would be hooked by watching the Olympic hockey games, but would be let down if they tried to watch the NHL afterwards. Lots of people claimed that the Olympic hockey was better because the international size ice rinks allow for much more space, while others said it was because of the quality of players on each team. The World Cup should give us an idea of what made the Olympics so exciting. Will the World Cup be as exciting? Obviously there are some differences between the two events, such as the Olympics historically holding more significance, some other rule changes, and the rosters being different, but I feel that this is as close as we'll get to having two similar events on North American and international sized rinks.