Found November 02, 2012 on Diehardsport:
According to ESPN, the event that was supposed to break attendance records and be a world spectacle is no more.  I reported last week that this was a possibility, but now it has become a reality.Sources saying sponsors r being notified the #NHL Winter classic gm’ will be cancelled. An official announcement coming as early as 2pm est— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) November 2, 2012The NHL cancelled the Winter Classic today, and the outdoor game between the Original six rivals will never come to fruition.  The Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs will not get to star in HBO’s 24/7, and the Winter Festival taking place at Comerica Park will be cancelled as well.Today’s Winter Classic cancellation will in effect push Detroit/Ann Arbor event back a year. Means soonest #mnwild can get game is 2015— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) November 2, 2012It’s an utter shame that this is what the lockout has come to.  The players and the Owners are so wrapped up in getting the best deal’s for thems...
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Winter Classic to be cancelled

Michael Russo, beat writer for the Star Tribune also said on tweeter today the Winter Classic is dead. Russo is one of the most in tuned beat writers for an NHL team and if he says that the Winter Classic is going to get cancelled, I will believe that it’s true as well. ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP)--- A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the NHL has...
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