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Winter Classic 2014 in Ann Arbor?

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08:28 AM ET 11.02 | Why the rush to cancel the Winter Classic? Waiting any longer would start costing the league a chunk of its $3-million rental fee of the University of Michigan Stadium. Meanwhile, in Ann Arbor itself, thoughts are already turning to staging the game on New Years Day 2014, with the same teams. Nothing has been discussed, but both Original Six teams would be willing to return, not to mention the 100,000-plus fans who would have set an NHL record. "To say the game will be sorely missed this January is obvious," said Diane Keller, president of the Ann Arbor chamber of commerce. ... "But I think everyone here would be ready to go the extra mile for this kind of event again."

Toronto Sun

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November 2, 2012  08:37 AM ET

Is Ann Arbor related to Ann Elk? Ann Landers? Anna one, anna two.....

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November 2, 2012  09:01 AM ET



Spiny bait.

November 2, 2012  09:41 AM ET
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And all I heard on the radio this morning is they aren't cancelling it today. Soooo hooray for another 2 weeks of "when will they cancel it" threads!

It'll happen on a Sunday. I'm actually surprised it didn't happen during the Hurricane so it would get buried in the news.

November 2, 2012  09:43 AM ET

"To say the game will be sorely missed this January is obvious!".....WTF.........what about the games we have already missed, and the ones we are going to miss because no one on either side of this debacle really cares about the FAN??????????

November 2, 2012  09:45 AM ET

But which Winter Classic will be played in 2014 - the NHL version or an AHL version?

November 2, 2012  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Is Ann Arbor related to Ann Elk? Ann Landers? Anna one, anna two.....

To Al Arbor dummy.

November 2, 2012  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

To Al Arbor dummy.

I should have known. I mean the guy's got his own "day" and everything.

November 2, 2012  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Is Ann Arbor related to Ann Elk? Ann Landers? Anna one, anna two.....

keep your day job ;)

November 2, 2012  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Spiny bait.

Spiny Bait?
Are you kidding?
That is a sit down between Bettman and Fehr last summer discussing the upcoming CBA after they finished talking baseball and basketball...and both contemplating how it would be nice to see more fans for each of their previous sports...I guess they figured that out at least.

November 2, 2012  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

But which Winter Classic will be played in 2014 - the NHL version or an AHL version?

the EA sports version?

November 2, 2012  10:16 AM ET

I don't care either way as I won't be watching the game anyway.

November 2, 2012  10:27 AM ET

The best news is I got power back this morning. Yeah me. Can't wait to watch some games tonight (I assume lockout got resolved since I lost power on Monday)

November 2, 2012  10:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

The best news is I got power back this morning. Yeah me. Can't wait to watch some games tonight (I assume lockout got resolved since I lost power on Monday)

Jersey got hit pretty hard how did you fare?

November 2, 2012  10:56 AM ET
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The best news is I got power back this morning. Yeah me. Can't wait to watch some games tonight (I assume lockout got resolved since I lost power on Monday)

Glad you made it through.......

November 2, 2012  11:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

The best news is I got power back this morning. Yeah me. Can't wait to watch some games tonight (I assume lockout got resolved since I lost power on Monday)

Glad you got it going again Dog...I don't want to be the one to dishearten you so....

November 2, 2012  11:18 AM ET

I know this game is a "classic" but a hockey game in a 100,000-seat stadium? Might as well put it on the moon. Like anyone could see the puck from a row ZZZ endzone seat.

November 2, 2012  11:27 AM ET
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I know this game is a "classic" dud..

I agree.

November 2, 2012  11:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

The best news is I got power back this morning. Yeah me. Can't wait to watch some games tonight (I assume lockout got resolved since I lost power on Monday)

Glad you and yours made it. Jersey shore...no more. Very bad.

 
November 2, 2012  11:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I know this game is a "classic" but a hockey game in a 100,000-seat stadium? Might as well put it on the moon. Like anyone could see the puck from a row ZZZ endzone seat.

That's why they sell those "I was there and only got this lousy T-shirt" deals.

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