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One of the best and youngest traditions in pro sports will be taking a year off. According to's Damien Cox, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will announce the cancellation of this year's Winter Classic on Friday afternoon. "There were reports today that the NHL was considering waiting for another two weeks to cancel the game," Cox writes. "But league sources say that the logistics of the event, all the tickets and hotels and part-time workers required to hold events in two different locations, all conspired to make holding the event with less than 60 days to pull it off became impractical." The New Year's Day game was scheduled to take place at The Big House in Michigan between the Red Wings and Maple Leafs.
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