Posted by Graham Goodman on 7th May 2003 at 16:56 GMT
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In reply to Re: Ireland :-) posted by Dennis Lennox II on 7th May 2003 at 15:43 GMT:
I would argue that it is up to Ireland to put the infrastructure in place to allow dual nats to qualify, rather than for the IIHF to turn a blind eye. It's unfair on other countries to be finishing below a dual-nat loaded team, simply because that team has a different qualification criteria for it's dual nats.
As I say, though, the interesting bit comes when Dublin join the EIHL. Does that league qualify for Irishness? Does Dublin qualify for Irishness? Or do the players have to play in an Irish-only league, run by the Irish federation? The proposed joint Dutch-German league would also have the same implications attached for dual-nat Dutch players.
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