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Wait wait. They get money from the NHL? Does the NBA pay for USA Basketball too? Why are they always fighting about not letting players go to international competition if it’s something they are paying for?
[/quote]Yes, some, but not a titanic amount(by their standards), and a fair chunk of it goes to the USA Hockey National Team Development Program(which a number of notable NHL players have come up from, including Jack Eichel). They don’t really interact that much, but I’m sure you can understand how their support is a mutually beneficial arrangement.
I’m sorry, I thought you meant “Hockey in the USA”, not the actual organization “USA Hockey”, which I only found out existed about eight minutes ago. Tropical type person here, I’m kinda picking it up as I go along.
But from what I can tell, the reason she’s talking to USA hockey is because they have practically no spend on women’s hockey at any level, including their development programs, youth leagues, or really any other part. Further investigation suggests they have the money to pay for it, but prefer to put that money into men’s hockey and development over women’s hockey.