Found October 29, 2012 on
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Michael Russo at the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that today's expected canceling of the Winter Classic will likely be delayed as the NHL offices are closed today and tomorrow due to Hurricane Sandy.
...at least something good is coming out of this brutal storm. Any chance they'll be a change of heart during the delay? Yeah, I don't think so either.
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