The challenges that I think we have in our game -- forget where it's played -- are to keep the game available, affordable and to make sure we're always looking at alternatives. My primary goal going in is to see how we're going to continue to grow this game.
— Team USA and Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke
, on the upcoming World Hockey Summit to be held in Toronto on August 23-26. Burke is joined by Team Canada and Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman, Team Sweden forward and Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson, and Team Canada captain Hayley Wickenheiser on the Summit's leadership group.
The objective of this summit really fits this website's take on the game, so in advance of the summit we'll be discussing a lot of the issues that will be put forth at the Summit here during the summer. The summit itself is very 'Canadian' friendly, what with the Canadian Hockey League as the only non-NHL league listed as a partner (no College Hockey Inc. or KHL, for example), but since Canada is hosting the event and remains the dominant force in the sport today, it's hard to get too upset over that.