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Hotstove: Why the NHL won't go to Europe next season

10/19/2013 09:25 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST
In the latest segment of Hotstove Tonight on Hockey Night in Canada Saturday, the panel discussed the NHL's plans in Europe for next season and why the trip is not in the best interest for the league. 

For HNIC commentator Glenn Healy it's simple, they won't travel because it's not worth it.

"They're not going to do it next year it is too rush, they won't get the right market, they won't make that money that you're talking about," said Healy. "Focus will be on the World Cup."

However, Healy mentioned the NHL should return to Europe after the World Cup and use that momentum to get into the right markets.

"Go to Europe maybe in February, go to Europe in December, go to Europe during the week and bring your sponsors with you and make it a week party and try to grow that market off of the rebound of the World Cup."

The panel also touched on the Edmonton Oilers' struggles in goal and a possible trade to acquire a goalie to replace Devan Dubnyk in the starting role. 

Watch the full segment above.

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