Report: Hockey Canada isn’t on board with Summit Series anniversary game

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Hockey Canada won’t sign off on a Canada-Russia game or series to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series, Darren Dreger reports.

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.