Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

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Re: Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

Postby DelPen on Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:50 am

Should bring as many players back from the 1992 cup finals for the alumni game. Is Jagr the only active player left?
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Re: Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

Postby penny lane on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:01 am

I'd rather watch Olympic hockey than outdoor hockey. The NHL needs to make that decision ASAP.

Reeks of the NHL going for a hand grab of the fans/ sponsors money. I know ; nothing new, but six ?

*edit:
Tim Panaccio ‏@tpanotchCSN 3m as one agent tweeted to me last night, NHL's decision on lockout meant to boost revenues next yr, needed a gimic: 6 Winter Classics. $$
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Re: Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

Postby CERV96 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:04 am

DelPen wrote:Should bring as many players back from the 1992 cup finals for the alumni game. Is Jagr the only active player left?


In the NHL? yes
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Re: Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

Postby columbia on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:08 am

Watch Jagr sign with Chicago next year.
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Re: Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:14 am

I hate this idea. The cool thing about the Winter Classic was that it happened once a year. This is just silly, and agree on how absurd a March hockey game is. The sun angle is way too high that time of year.
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Re: Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:17 am

To add, I just now noticed there is a game in LA on January 25th. The average high/low in Los Angeles for the month of January is 68/48. As columbia said, I have absolutely no clue who thought that would possibly be a good idea.
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Re: Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

Postby CERV96 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:28 am

68 degree temperatures are actually cooler then most indoor NHL arenas. At least when they are at maximum capacity. Humidity is more of the issue than anything.
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Re: Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

Postby shoeshine boy on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:42 am

blurryhaze312 wrote:
Would anyone be shocked to see venues using artificial ice?


would never happen. I have a friend who has more money than God and he has a small artificial rink in his backyard. once you get going it's not that bad and stopping was actually easier than I thought but skating backwards, particularly the transition was nearly impossible.
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Re: Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

Postby Dan H on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:47 am

shafnutz05 wrote:To add, I just now noticed there is a game in LA on January 25th. The average high/low in Los Angeles for the month of January is 68/48. As columbia said, I have absolutely no clue who thought that would possibly be a good idea.

And January is the rainy month in L.A. The league must have great confidence in their ice gurus.
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Re: Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

Postby shmenguin on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:50 am

Dont know about the rest of you, but I love poorly played, televised scrimmages that count towards the standings.

Maybe they can go to Mexico City next year and have bags of pee thrown on them from the stands. Imagine the merchandising...
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Re: Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

Postby Hawkeynut on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:57 am

I've always disliked the gimmick since the start. Disliked it even more once the Pens became the poster boys of this money grab events. And now downright despise these things since Crosby got rail-roaded in a rain filled water pong game in Pittsburgh.

I do not look forward to the March 1st game and hope the Pens bench all their stars in this lunacy game.
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Re: Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

Postby DMcGrew on Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:04 am

This is beyond stupid. But its a good excuse to make a trip to Chicago. Love that city.
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Re: Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

Postby newarenanow on Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:12 am

penny lane wrote:Six outdoor games; that borders on the silly.

Let it snow.


I'm in agreement with this.

The Winter Classic is cool because it is one game on NYD.

If they start getting more of these, I think it will lose it's luster after a while.
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Re: Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:49 am

DMcGrew wrote:This is beyond stupid. But its a good excuse to make a trip to Chicago. Love that city.
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Re: Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:52 am

DMcGrew wrote:This is beyond stupid. But its a good excuse to make a trip to Chicago. Love that city.


This. I may go just to go to Chicago, and watch the game in a bar.
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Re: Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

Postby Dickie Dunn on Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:23 am

Horrible idea.
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Re: Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:25 am

After the last debacle with Sid in the Winter Classic, I am done with these outdoor games. Bad juju
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Re: Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

Postby Beveridge on Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:26 am

cheesesteakwithegg wrote:After the last debacle with Sid in the Winter Classic, I am done with these outdoor games. Bad juju


Guess the good news is Sid hasn't been healthy for a Blackhawks' game since 2008?

He won't even be able to play in this outdoor game! :slug:
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Re: Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

Postby AlexPKeaton on Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:46 am

Yeah too many outdoor games. Garry is going to ruin the winter classic by doing this.
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Re: Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

Postby no name on Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:57 am

You know the NHL is hopping on this being a stanley cup finals (2013) rematch.

A one year 6 WC won't hurt. Now i hope next season that go back to the New Years Day WC.
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Re: Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

Postby Fire0nice228 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:24 am

Hate it. The WC was something I'd be excited for to drink and watch on New Years no matter what teams.. this is stupid. Money grab.
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Re: Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:58 am

i dont understand why people are upset at this for being a money grab? heaven forbid people try to maximize their profits.
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Re: Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

Postby canaan on Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:07 pm

ill be going. im excited.
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Re: Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

Postby darkstar57 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:31 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:i dont understand why people are upset at this for being a money grab? heaven forbid people try to maximize their profits.


Going to be funnier when the new third jerseys come out and they are no what people "want" yet how many people will go buy them leading to yet another endless debate on when are they going to give me the jersey i want as a third

meanwhile the NHL will be in the cash room counting all their dollar bills straight to the bank
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Re: Pens vs Hawks outdoors...in March?!?!

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