Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 4/17/13
The NHL hasn’t done a lot of things correctly over the years, but the one thing they surely have nailed is having an annual outdoor typically played on or around New Year’s Day. This past year’s game was canceled thanks to the NHL’s work stoppage. The Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs are scheduled to play one another in next year’s edition, but some of the romance and uniqueness of the game will be lost thanks to the NHL’s decision to add more outdoor games to the schedule. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, there will be additional games played outdoors, and the teams and dates have already been decided upon: Jan. 25: Anaheim Ducks vs. Los Angeles Kings at Dodger Stadium Jan. 26: New Jersey Devils vs. New York Rangers at Yankee Stadium Jan. 29: New York Islanders vs. Rangers at Yankee Stadium March 1: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Chicago Blackhawks at Soldier Field March 2: Ottawa Senators vs. Vancouver Canucks at BC Place “They’re still ironing out a few of the wrinkles,” Dreger said on TSN’s Insider Trading show. “Contracts haven’t been signed, but that’s the grand plan at the moment.” The idea of outdoor hockey is fun [...]
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