Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Outdoor NHL hockey coming next season


Remember the Heritage Classic? On November 22, 2003, the Edmonton Oilers faced off outdoors against the Mongtreal Canadiens in Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium, in what became the largest attended game in NHL history. What was not expected was the bitter cold temperatures, with wind chills approaching -22F.

Apparently the NHL is set to do it all over again next season, with details yet to be announced. Rumors have it that an American based team will be involved, and the game will be telecast on NBC as part of its game schedule. Teams, venue and date will be released at a later date.

So I am thinking... Buffalo v Toronto at the Ralph? Would this not be an epic event? Would all of Buffalo and all of Toronto not turn out for such a spectacle? Chime in with your thoughts...

2 comments:

Alex said...

I don't recall that game in Edmonton, but my question would have to do with precipitation..could they still play if it rains?

I like your idea, but if that doesn't fly then I say have the game at Dolphin Stadium (lol!)

Kevin said...

Great, now we'd have to deal with 40,000 drunken Torontonians...