Reported by TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dredger, the NHL will open a SIX game outdoor series next season. One of those games will take place at Dodgers Stadium and be between the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings on January 25th! The other five games will be: Toronto Maple Leafs-Detroit Red Wings from Michigan Stadium (Jan, 1st), New jersey Devils-New York Rangers from Yankee Stadium (Jan. 26th), New York Islanders-Rangers from Yankee Stadium (Jan. 29th), Pittsburgh Penguins-Chicago Blackhawks from Soldier Field (Mar. 1st), and Ottawa Senators-Vancouver Canucks from BC Place (Mar. 2nd). Apparently the paper work still needs to be finished, but this is pretty much finished.
I gotta be honest with you guys, even though the Ducks will be in an outdoor game, I think having SIX outdoor games in one season is a little ridiculous. Part of the reason that makes Winter Classic so special is the uniqueness of the game. All this does is kill the attractiveness of the game. It used to be a must-watch, once-a-year game. Now, there’s six of them…..if you miss one….oh well….there’s FIVE MORE. I really disagree with this. All the NHL is thinking of is the $$$. This is going to rack in some major profits. We’ll see how all of the interest these SIX games get. I’m not really looking forward to them.
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