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#21 CaliWingsNut

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 05:50 PM

I saw a note that the start time may be set for 8 PM.


Per the Comcast/NBC deal they will all be night time for now on and Sunday games (like this year) will be delayed till the next day.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 06:08 PM

Here I was the other day thinking "What I wouldn't give to see another Pennsylvania team play in the Winter Classic..."

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:53 PM

What a huge surprise. The "Comcast Classic", featuring The Comcast Flyers. Who'd of thunk it?

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:59 PM

How about making the Habs play the Bruins or Wings in a classic match for once.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 06:26 AM

Meh, would like to see other teams get their FIRST opportunity to play in an outdoor game before the league goes to double dip. Sweet jerseys for both teams regardless if those are the final product.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 07:20 AM

Why wasn't this game in NYC?


Was thinking the same thing. I would have actually had a shot to go if that was the case.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 07:29 AM

so many other deserving teams. I think a winter classic with the Wild in Minn. would be awesome.

This rotation of repeating teams is getting old. At least skip a year in between.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 07:41 AM

Second time in three years with the Flyers. The NY Rangers? I avoid watching their boring games at all costs, now they're being put on a national stage. They better get Brad Richards or hope Gaborik stays healthy for that game or they won't have anyone worth watching. Really dumb choice of teams, IMO. They're teams playing in big markets and they'll sell a ton of jerseys in those markets, but for the hockey fan outside of those cities, no one will care. This might be the first WC I don't watch.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:29 AM

I'm hoping for bitter cold temperatures, just for Bryzgalov, assuming he makes the team and lasts that long.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 10:10 AM

Second time in three years with the Flyers. The NY Rangers? I avoid watching their boring games at all costs, now they're being put on a national stage. They better get Brad Richards or hope Gaborik stays healthy for that game or they won't have anyone worth watching. Really dumb choice of teams, IMO. They're teams playing in big markets and they'll sell a ton of jerseys in those markets, but for the hockey fan outside of those cities, no one will care. This might be the first WC I don't watch.


At this point, I think that's all the Winter Classic is about. Otherwise other, more deserving teams would be getting their chance to play outdoors. How Minnesota - the nation's hockey capital - hasn't hosted a WC on top of the Mall of America I'll never know.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 10:40 AM

Now that the Penguins and Flyers have gotten and will get 2 Winter Classics, I have no shame in saying that I wouldn't mind seeing the Wings play in a 2nd one. If it's all about marketing, they might as well pick one of the biggest national fanbases in hockey.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 11:28 AM

Was thinking the same thing. I would have actually had a shot to go if that was the case.


That's probably why.

Bettman doesn't want you at the game, because of all the hurtful things you've posted about him. You've lost your Winter Classic privileges.
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 12:06 PM

Now that the Penguins and Flyers have gotten and will get 2 Winter Classics, I have no shame in saying that I wouldn't mind seeing the Wings play in a 2nd one. If it's all about marketing, they might as well pick one of the biggest national fanbases in hockey.


Games I would rather watch than this year's classic:
Wings / Wings red and white game.
Wings / U of M at the Big House
Wings / Vipers alumni
Wings / State on the east side of Saginaw
Wings / Griffins ladderball tournament
Bertuzzi / Cleary on NHL 07 for PSP

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