Why do the teams play 3 exhibition games before the actual tournament starts? I think it's idiotic. Teams wont play their best, and it will look like a bad NHL All-star game with no contact at all. Winning these games means jack, and players don't want to injure themselves before the group stage begin. I bet players like Forsberg and Sundin wont even play in these games. This is beyond me, because as a fan i want to see the teams compete. It wont happen. I could see that they played 1 exhibition game, but 3?