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Olympic hockey is Olympic hockey

Journalist Paul Owen expressed his idea about Olympic hockey being regarded as a tournament .

“I keep hearing experts on the radio and TV calling Olympic hockey a “tournament.”

I respect that the majority of players are in the NHL and maybe that is a way to downplay the stage they are on. I think “tournament” minimizes the overall impact of the Olympics and what it truly means for the players to wear the colors of, and represent, their country. Heck, a tournament could mean 16-inch softball while drinking beers on a weekend.

This is the Olympics and should be respected for what it is. I bet amateur hockey players would call it what it is and enjoy the moment and opportunity.”

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