|Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on April 18, 2013 at 6:55 PM|
There's word the NHL is working to finalize a series of outdoor games for the 2013-14 season. As outlined by ESPN.com's Scott Burnside, there's a tentative schedule in place following the New Year's Day Winter Classic (Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Subject to change, it reportedly unfolds as follows:
Anaheim Ducks vs. Los Angeles Kings, Dodger Stadium, Jan. 25.
New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils, Yankee Stadium, Jan. 26
New York Rangers vs. New York Islanders, Yankee Stadium, Jan. 29
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Chicago Blackhawks, Soldier Field, Mar. 1
Ottawa Senators vs. Vancouver Canucks, B.C. Place, Mar. 2
Burnside reports the league hopes to have a final schedule hammered out in the next two weeks.
The HockeyFanLand Insight:
Simply put, six outdoor NHL hockey games is too much of a good thing. It makes it look as though the NHL is trying to do a money grab to recuperate losses from the lockout.
With this many games it becomes watered down, instead of the historic event...