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#1 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:06 PM

From Sportsnet:

 

 

NHL source: expect 4 or 5 stadium games in '14-15: Winter Classic + 3 Stadium Series games + possibly a Heritage Classic. @SBJSBD

 

Target Field or TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota could see a stadium series game, although owner Craig Leipold said he is only interested in hosting a Winter Classic in Minnesota.

 

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:53 PM

So about 6 outdoor games a year now.  What a novel idea.  Next up, first ever permanent outdoor rink.


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:58 PM

So it took how many seasons for the league to take a really unique and cool event and completely make it run of the mill?



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 01:32 PM

Can I have an outdoor game?


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 01:37 PM

Hey NHL how about this 15 outdoor games a year so all franchises are getting their NOVEL game, this league the board of governors and the PR are the biggest joke either. Instead of locking out the players one should lockout the leagues frontoffice, because they don't care about integrity nor tradition. our beloved game is going downhill fast.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 01:48 PM

I know we can point out the obvious....take the best idea they came up with in 20 years and now watering it down and ruining it.....BUT, if all of these games sell out quickly and sell for big $.....how stupid are they really?  Some might say they'd be stupid if they didn't do it.

 

I think the problem is they start with 1 a year and it's so successful and so many teams are wanting to participate they have a tough time keeping everyone happy, so will it work to have more?  If it does, why the hell wouldn't they do it?

 

Edit...forgot the big reason....the owners are business men, plain and simple.  Go back to basic economics....supply and demand.  The demand has been outweighing the supply on these things, so as long as the demand is there, they will supply it.  If they don't, they wouldn't be very good businessmen.


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 02:22 PM

Shoot-outs after every tied game. A half dozen outdoor games a year. Up next: fan jerseys laced with crack.

Let's systematically drain the appeal of EVERYTHING.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 02:33 PM

Shoot-outs after every tied game. A half dozen outdoor games a year. Up next: fan jerseys laced with crack.

Let's systematically drain the appeal of EVERYTHING.

 

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 03:16 PM

This is the same guy who gave out John McCain bobbleheads at a Yotes game when the League owned them.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:01 PM

Why not 12 outdoor games?


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:06 PM

Every team should have a shot at this, but with it getting watered down, that "special" feeling has worn off
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:06 PM

Why not 12 outdoor games?

Why not have all the games take place outdoors and have one indoor Heritage Classic?




 
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Posted 24 September 2013 - 12:18 AM

Why not have the Underwater Hockey Classic too?

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 01:32 AM

Let's not forget: there won't be an All-Star Game this season. So The League has to "recoup" that loss, in terms off both $$$ and spectacle.


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:20 AM

how about something like this?

http://www.iihf.com/...Hash=145372f9b6

 

I mean... not a Roman arena (in North America), but something big in a warmer climate... ;)

 

 

 

I've no problems with Outdoor games becoming annual gig, even multiple times a season. they're extreme fun to watch and fantastic opportunity to promote the game. IMHO better and for die-hard fan also much more interesting way to promote hockey.

 

sure it doesn't make so huge impact as a single event, but..


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:43 AM

Can I have an outdoor game?

 

if you build it, they will come..


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 12:20 PM

I'll watch all of them I I can lets not just blame the nhl the nhlpa wants this too, increases hrr
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Posted 24 September 2013 - 01:46 PM


Can I have an outdoor game?


 
if you build it, they will come..


Unless you're Quebec City

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 02:17 PM

Unless you're Quebec City

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 02:29 PM

This sure helps out the television deals Uncle Gary has done, making up the lost business from the umpteen lockouts he has scheduled in the past.


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