Originally written November 02, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- The NHL has put one of its signature events on ice. The Winter Classic, scheduled between Detroit and Toronto for Jan. 1 at Michigan Stadium, became the latest casualty of the league's lockout. "The logistical demands for staging events of this magnitude made today's decision unavoidable," NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said Friday. "We simply are out of time. We are extremely disappointed, for our fans and for all those affected, to have to cancel the Winter Classic and Hockeytown Winter Festival events." Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall was bummed out, too. He was looking forward to facing the Maple Leafs in a matchup of two Original Six teams in the home of college football's winningest team. "It's obviously very sad," Kronwall told The Associated Press. "The Winter Classic is one of the highlights of the year, and this is something everyone has been looking to because playing at the Big House woul...
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