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#21 Danielsm

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:18 PM

 

 

No kidding. 

 

And I thought the ice was bad at the previous Winter Classics.  At least it was frozen. 

 

On January 25th the average high in LA is 67 and the low is 49 degrees.

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#22 Jesusberg

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:22 PM

I don't normally like to be so blatantly insulting, but... just how high are they? I didn't think they could reach this level of stupidity.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:37 PM

I just worry about what happens if all these games are really profitable.
How long until every team plays one outdoor game per year, throwback sweaters and all.

 
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:40 PM

On the bright side, there will be girls in bikinis at the LA game.

 

That will be a welcome sight in January.  


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:47 PM

As everyone's pretty much said, this is totally stupid.

 

It's clearly greed on the NHL's part. These games would make a lot more money than a typical regular season game. So even if the significance of the event is watered down, the revenue will still be high for each additional outdoor game.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:54 PM

It's always about the almight dollar :censored:



#27 BottleOfSmoke

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:04 PM

I'm not opposed to the idea of multiple outdoor games, but the epicness with which the NHL continues to f*** up a good thing just astounds me.  Of course it would be during the year the Wings are hosting the WC, in the biggest venue yet, and of course one team will get TWO OUTDOOR GAMES DAYS APART BEFORE OTHER TEAMS GET EVEN ONE.  EVER.  Internet, help me out:

 

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#28 evilmrt

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:06 PM

I'm surprised that Pittsburgh isn't getting two games. 

 

And no Coyotes vs. Vegas Gamblers in Death Valley? BOOOOOO



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:12 PM

There was a preseason game in Vegas back in '91. If they can make ice in September in the middle of the desert, LA in January should be easy. That's the one game that seems like a decent idea. Though it would have been much better to make it the WC in 2015.

 

I predict that by 2018, Pittsburgh will play their entire schedule outdoors.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:32 PM

Little Gary just couldn't help try to be the Oprah of the NHL.  You get a Winter Classic!  And YOU get a Winter Classic!  And YOU get a Winter Classic too!  And that team over there?  THEY get a Winter Classic!

 

Just when you thought that the greed & stupidity of the NHL front office & owners had hit its nadir...

 

(now watch them be all surprised when the ratings of outdoor games 3-6 drop well below what they expect)


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#31 evilmrt

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:34 PM

There was a preseason game in Vegas back in '91. If they can make ice in September in the middle of the desert, LA in January should be easy. That's the one game that seems like a decent idea. Though it would have been much better to make it the WC in 2015.

 

I predict that by 2018, Pittsburgh will play their entire schedule outdoors.

 

Thats a bit different though. It would actually be easier to play a game in January in Vegas at night, as it gets colder at night in the desert...in LA? It seems like a stretch. 



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:45 PM

Thats a bit different though. It would actually be easier to play a game in January in Vegas at night, as it gets colder at night in the desert...in LA? It seems like a stretch.



Do you guys not remember the game played in a Colosseum? It was like 67 out I thought.

It can be done. But I bet the ice will be bad(duh) and I thought they had to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars just to keep the ice cold and build the rink.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:53 PM

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Avg temp in January in Texas is high 80's. Would be EPIC!!


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:56 PM

I overheard this on NHL Network and about fell out of my seat.


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#35 Buppy

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:59 PM

 

Thats a bit different though. It would actually be easier to play a game in January in Vegas at night, as it gets colder at night in the desert...in LA? It seems like a stretch. 

Temperature at puck drop was 85. It can be done, just takes a lot more refrigeration.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:00 AM

How does 2 recent Cup winners playing each other mean "absolutely nothing"?

 

Sometimes the blind hate for Sid C and the Penguins gets in the way of good hockey around here.

 

Oh hey, they just had to figure a way to get Pittsburgh into another one of these. They even matched them up against an opponent that means absolutely nothing, and doesn't pose any excitement.f****** stupid NHL.


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#37 irishock

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:03 AM

May as well send the entire league to Europe and play an entire week's worth of games there.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:33 AM

Get bent NHL, fire the front-office before they are fully destroying our great-sport. Teams like Senators, Penguins over Original 6 ones like Montrea l *lol* what an embarassment and joke this has become.

 

The Winter Classic should have been something special, not a stupid sideshow.

 

Way to water down a great idea NHL, fire Buttman

 

Heres my great idea:

 

33 % outdoor

33 % in europe

33 % in NA

0,5 on Mars

0,5 on Jupiter

 

sounds like a great plan doesn't it?


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:43 AM

From the LA Times:
 

Playing six outdoor games in one season is sure to detract from the novelty of playing outdoors, though if it's in your city and it's the only one you attend it's sure to be a memorable experience--as long as the weather cooperates and produces just the right amount of cold-induced rosy cheeks and a picturesque snowflake or two.
 
There's one certainty to all this: Staging so many games in huge stadiums certainly will pad the league's revenues.

Incidentally, negotiations for that Kings-Ducks game at Dodger Stadium — which would be the first regular-season NHL contest played outdoors in a non-wintry climate — are progressing. An official announcement that had been tentatively planned for this week is now expected to be made next week.

 
http://www.latimes.c...0,1597638.story

 

The NHL is whoring out one of the best ideas they've had in years to try and make up for revenue lost during the lockout.



#40 Mike J.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:47 AM

Wait... This is april fools right?







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