Posted by Joeri Loonen on 22nd May 2003 at 18:12 GMT
Posted from 184.108.40.206 (195-241-104-81-mx.xdsl.tiscali.nl)
In reply to Re: Why did GB withdraw?? posted by Graham Goodman on 22nd May 2003 at 11:21 GMT:
I am not aware of prize money from a slightly higher WC spot makes that big a difference to be honest. It might be a bit higher but is it that big to say the EIHC is too expensive? I seriously doubt that.
Furthermore one could say that because of the 'bad ranking' the EIHC is a must to participate in, cause the only way to get your national team get better is to have them face good opposition, not games against C-countries. The EIHC offers that sort of stiff competition.
I'm not saying your mentioned reasons are false, but they could just as easily be countered to the contrary IMO.