Another pre-season warm up tournament

Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at 11:54 | Posted in Ice hockey, Sports | Leave a comment

IIHF has announced a three team tournament called Victoria Cup. The tournament is going to feature two top European teams and one NHL team. The cup will be contested for the first time in September 2008.

The two European teams will be determined through a series of small tournaments. Assuming that these are going to be played throughout the season 2007-2008, I do not think the teams are going to put much effort in qualifying for the Victoria Cup. As there is no word about whether the NHL team is going to be the champ or anybody who is interested, I doubt if this fresh initiative is going to be much of an attraction for the hockey audience. Just another pre-season warm up tournament.

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