International Ice Hockey Federation president wants Canadiens for Exhibition series

If
International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel had his choice, the
Montreal Canadiens will represent the NHL in a European exhibition series in
September 2008.

The final
decision will be made by the league in conjunction with the IIHF, but Fasel
knows who he wants.

“As a
francophone who grew up as a Canadiens fan, it would be a dream for me to have
the Canadiens,” he said during an interview in French yesterday. “But
the decision is not up to me. We will have to talk with the league.”

The
three-team series itself was unveiled officially during a news conference at
the world hockey championship.

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