Who agrees both these tournament should be attended by the very best of all countries??? The Ivan Hlinka is a very good tournament and a great start to the season. I guess the only problem is USA Hockey essentially sending its B+ team. They should send the best and considering they are not even coming close each year I am sure they are considering it. As for the IIHF Worlds, this tournament should be pushed back by 3 or 4 weeks and Hockey Canada can pretty much send its 'A' team rather than only being able to select from players knocked out of the 1st round of the CHL playoffs or teams that didnt make it. Even with this handicap Canada has won the tournament in the past and been in a few finals. This would make for much better tourneys and better competition.