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The International Ice Hockey Federation is proposing a Champions League format which would pit the top club teams in Europe against each other in a tournament similar to soccer's Champions League.

Very cool IMO. I hope it gets off the ground. Could make for some great hockey!

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The International Ice Hockey Federation is proposing a Champions League format which would pit the top club teams in Europe against each other in a tournament similar to soccer's Champions League.

Very cool IMO. I hope it gets off the ground. Could make for some great hockey!

Isn't this the Spengler Cup?

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The International Ice Hockey Federation is proposing a Champions League format which would pit the top club teams in Europe against each other in a tournament similar to soccer's Champions League.

Very cool IMO. I hope it gets off the ground. Could make for some great hockey!

Isn't this the Spengler Cup?

The Spengler is an invitation tournament, isn't it?

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Sounds interesting, but why do they want the NHL involved? It's just pointless, the NHL players have no reason to try in a game against the European Champion. They already get paid top dollar in the highest calibre league in the world.

Great idea if it stays in Europe, only. Once the NHL in involved i think it's just more of a publicity type event.

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Sounds interesting, but why do they want the NHL involved? It's just pointless, the NHL players have no reason to try in a game against the European Champion. They already get paid top dollar in the highest calibre league in the world.

Great idea if it stays in Europe, only. Once the NHL in involved i think it's just more of a publicity type event.

I think it's more of an incentive for the European teams to play well. So they get the chance to play for a "world championship". Otherwise, they'll probably just play secondary rosters and ignore it. International club competitions aren't very popular in hockey. (The Spengler Cup is really the only one that gets any attention. But it's just an invitational tournament. Not a true club champions competition.)

I just hope there's plenty of home games instead of playing all the games at a neutral site like the European Champions Cup does. Only the final game should be at a neutral site in my opinion.

This would be a great thing for the NHL Network to pick up. (If only the U.S. got it like we were supposed to LAST YEAR)

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This would be a great thing for the NHL Network to pick up. (If only the U.S. got it like we were supposed to LAST YEAR)

that should be on ESPN.

I wouldn't get your hopes up. ESPN wants nothing to do with hockey.

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