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IIHF apologizes for remarks

Updated: May 20, 2010, 5:11 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

U.S. general manager Brian Burke believes the International Ice Hockey Federation should abandon holding a world championship in Olympic years.

"It's nothing short of based on greed in my opinion. The IIHF doesn't want to acknowledge that," Burke told ESPN.com on Thursday morning.

Burke said the IIHF makes about $20 million from the tournament, and therefore have a vested interest in getting top players to take part. But national teams traditionally have struggled to attract top players ...

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