December 7th, 2013 In Toronto Maple Leafs, Uncategorized, Winter Classic 10 comments

On Thursday I mentioned eight things I expected to happen during this year’s HBO 24/7, specifically for the Red Wings. Now just because one team is a perennial contender and the other was just chosen for the Winter Classic because of their fan base’s ability to buy tickets doesn’t mean there won’t be some interesting things to look out for...

September 23rd, 2013 In Washington Capitals, Winter Classic 13 comments

On Saturday morning, the Washington Capitals announced they will play in their second NHL Winter Classic, which left every hockey fan not wearing a Caps #8 jersey asking... "Why Washington?" Why Somewhere Besides Washington Should Be Hosting The Winter Classic For Starter's the Capitals - while not bottom dwellers - are a team that hasn't...

November 12th, 2012 In Toronto Maple Leafs, Winter Classic 1 comments

There's some hope the NHL lockout, now about two months old, will end and there may even be a 60-70 game regular season commencing by December. There's interest, if not enthusiasm, that a CBA may be near, even though some fans have satisfied their hockey fix with the AHL, junior hockey and even KHL. There will someday be NHL hockey again. We've...

November 2nd, 2012 In News, The Business of Hockey, Winter Classic 8 comments

TSN's Darren Dreger recently Tweeted that "NHL advised PA it will absorb share of Make Whole provision. This is a considerable concession". This is a significant change of tune for the NHL, who had been balking at the idea of making any kind of legitimate concessions with regards to the "Make Whole" provision of the CBA. Dreger later...

November 2nd, 2012 In Detroit Red Wings, News, The Business of Hockey, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winter Classic 0 comments

Even with the NHL and NHLPA rumored to be discussing a possible return to the negotiation table, it is too late for the NHL to avoid the cancellation of the Winter Classic. More than 115,000 fans were set to jam Michigan Stadium on January 1st, 2013, at a cost of between $79 and $279 per ticket, to celebrate the annual Winter Classic...

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