Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 7/11/13
Pond Hockey in Van City After rumours leaked a few months ago, the NHL officially announced today that the Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators would hook up in an “outdoor” game at BC Place on March 2. It’s an exciting announcement but it also raises a few questions ahead of the big game. 1. Vancouver and…Ottawa? I get this is a heritage classic, heavy on the heritage, and the Vancouver Millionares did defeat the Ottawa Senators back in 1915 for the Stanley Cup, but why this matchup in the modern day? Can anyone name one memorable meeting between these two in the modern day, save perhaps for this one? Think about how much bigger a date with the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers would have been, complete with pockets of diehard fans who made the trip from Alberta scattered across BC Place. The emotion and the atmosphere will be guaranteed, but what an initial head scratcher of a matchup. 2. Is this really an outdoor game? Possible uniform selections for the game. (Photo: Goog...
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