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Bettman can't get enough outdoor hockey

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07:30 AM ET 08.09 | How many is too many? Five Winter Classics have made the sight of a rink on a football or baseball field seem almost normal. Those events brought such positive attention that the 2013-14 season will include six outdoor games. The league is responding to complaints about watering down the product with a simple message: it's giving fans what they want. "If you're looking at it on a national basis, obviously we're doing more," commissioner Gary Bettman said Thursday at Yankee Stadium, which will host two games in January. "But for teams and markets that want to host this (event), for fans that want to attend, we can't do enough of them." ... The league expects all six outdoor games to be sellouts. That's reason enough for Bettman to think that the NHL isn't providing too much of a good thing.

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August 9, 2013  08:16 AM ET

So - fans in L.A. are clamoring for outdoor hockey?


Really?

August 9, 2013  08:52 AM ET

Bettman can't get enough outdoor hockey

But we can

August 9, 2013  08:55 AM ET

That's the devil that took over the NHL! Somebody get the Ghost-busters or the Exorcist .

August 9, 2013  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

That's the devil that took over the NHL! Somebody get the Ghost-busters or the Exorcist .

THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU!!!!!!!

August 9, 2013  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Bettman can't get enough outdoor hockeyBut we can

I'm guessing that Dwarfus' dictionary doesn't include the word "saturation"

August 9, 2013  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I'm guessing that Dwarfus' dictionary doesn't include the word "saturation"

Probably not Spiny. It is a small version.

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August 9, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

That's the devil that took over the NHL! Somebody get the Ghost-busters or the Exorcist .

Confirmed.

August 9, 2013  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Probably not Spiny. It is a small version.

what, the book or the commisioner?

August 9, 2013  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

what, the book or the commisioner?

Both.

August 9, 2013  09:49 AM ET

If he is going to make one event an outdoor game, use the AllStar Game to showcase your stars to the public. It is always the Weekend before the Superbowl, so its a pretty light schedule sports-wise, as the outdoor game is the one time you usually get casual fans to tune in.

August 9, 2013  09:52 AM ET

This is going to get ruined real fast.

August 9, 2013  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

If he is going to make one event an outdoor game, use the AllStar Game to showcase your stars to the public. It is always the Weekend before the Superbowl, so its a pretty light schedule sports-wise, as the outdoor game is the one time you usually get casual fans to tune in.

There you go! Being logical will cost you big time! If you keep it up, you'll never be admitted into the inner circle of T&R's elite club! Wise up! ;-)

August 9, 2013  10:40 AM ET

Drop the u, t and an o from outdoor and it nicely sums up the NHL's front orifice...

August 9, 2013  11:23 AM ET

My, isn't that nice.

August 9, 2013  11:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Bettman can't get enough outdoor hockey

OK, let's see him suit up. Can he skate? Play defense? How about goal?

August 9, 2013  11:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

That's the devil that took over the NHL! Somebody get the Ghost-busters or the Exorcist .

Will need ALL of them for this guy.

August 9, 2013  11:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

There you go! Being logical will cost you big time! If you keep it up, you'll never be admitted into the inner circle of T&R's elite club! Wise up! ;-)

LMAO

August 9, 2013  12:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

There you go! Being logical will cost you big time! If you keep it up, you'll never be admitted into the inner circle of T&R's elite club! Wise up! ;-)

I apologize. How about an outdoor game in Sunny 100 degree Phoenix next year?

 
August 9, 2013  12:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

If he is going to make one event an outdoor game, use the AllStar Game to showcase your stars to the public. It is always the Weekend before the Superbowl, so its a pretty light schedule sports-wise, as the outdoor game is the one time you usually get casual fans to tune in.

been saying this forever...but as noted, it involves logic and reason. Dwarfus Horribilius and his Minions possess all but 2 of those qualities

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