Sep 18, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT
It appears that Hockey Canada doesn’t want to get involved in the lockout politics between the NHL and NHLPA.
Dreger also indicates that the European exodus of players such as Rick Nash and Joe Thornton also factors into the decision not to endorse such a game, while insurance issues might curb the appeal for guys on the sideline like Sidney Crosby.
There’s still a chance that the NHLPA might attempt to go forward with the idea without Hockey Canada’s involvement, according to Dreger.
Still, it sounds like the idea lost a lot of steam thanks to this setback.
- Bishop bounced back in Game 5, but did the Rangers test him enough? 0
- Surging Stamkos: Lightning put Rangers on the brink 9
- Report: Blues will stick with Hitchcock ‘barring anything dramatic’ 11
- WATCH LIVE: Lightning at Rangers, Game 5 of Eastern Conference Final 0
- Kesler on wearing down Chicago: ‘No human can withstand that many hits’ 36
- Video: ‘It’s not the ideal situation,’ says OT hero Vermette of being a healthy scratch 5
- From healthy scratch to hero: Vermette scores OT winner for Blackhawks 55
- Video: Ducks score three goals in 37 seconds to take third-period lead 9
- WATCH LIVE: Ducks at Blackhawks, Western Conference Final Game 4 0
- Cooper on replacing Bishop: ‘That is asinine to me’ 25
- Reports: Sabres thought they had a deal with Babcock, aren’t happy (174)
- Leafs land Babcock with reported 8-year deal, estimated at $50 million (130)
- Russia to be punished for ‘completely out of order’ actions after Worlds final loss to Canada (91)
- Report: Sabres negotiating with Babcock (82)
- What’s wrong with Lundqvist? (70)