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UofM/NHL in Advanced Talks for Winter Classic


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#61 LeftWinger

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:52 AM

I wonder if Ilitch is fine with the game being in Ann Arbor, or if he was just told by the NHL, either it's Ann Arbor or you don't get the game... I know he is gonna get a ton of money from the 110,000+ tickets sold and that probably swayed his mind just a little bit....

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 12:47 PM

I wonder if Ilitch is fine with the game being in Ann Arbor, or if he was just told by the NHL, either it's Ann Arbor or you don't get the game... I know he is gonna get a ton of money from the 110,000+ tickets sold and that probably swayed his mind just a little bit....


If the rumors are true and the event gets split between Ann Arbor and Comerica Park, I'm guessing Ilitch gets a bigger cut of the Comerica Park events and the league gets a bigger cut of the Ann Arbor game.
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 12:59 PM

I shouldn't even be humoring this comment, but since when is it the NHL's responsibility to help the economy of Detroit?


I meant to +1 that but missed and negged you instead. :blush: Sorry about that, I thought it was a great comment.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:10 PM

I shouldn't even be humoring this comment, but since when is it the NHL's responsibility to help the economy of Detroit?


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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:46 PM

I wonder if Wings/Leafs in front of the largest NHL crowd ever could be the deciding factor in Lidstroms mind over another season or not?
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:14 AM

Looks like we will know by the All-Star Break. Also, looks like both Comerica and Michigan Stadium will have rinks - with everything but the actual Winter Classic taking place at Comerica and Downtown Detroit. The GLI at Comerica would be awesome.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:40 PM

This is really exciting and kudos for the NHL for doing what they can to include the city of Detroit, despite the draw of the largest crowd ever being so intoxicating.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 07:44 PM

You know, I really hate being a piss poor student living in Norway. Lottery: here I come! This is, as others have stated, a once-in-a-lifetime deal. Take advantage if you can!





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