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NHLPA not interested in continuing World Cup

Updated: February 17, 2006, 7:53 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

TORINO, Italy -- The World Cup of Hockey, the neglected offspring of the old Canada Cup tournament, is in danger of going the way of the wooden hockey stick, leaving the Olympics as the premier best-on-best tournament in the sport.

The NHL Players' Association implied Friday that having the World Cup of Hockey, alternating with the Olympics every two years, is simply too much to ask of players, and they aren't interested -- at least for 2008.

"We haven't right now started planning ...

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