The Winter Classic: 1st Outdoor NHL Game in USA

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  1. Shifty Chief of Surgery

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    JAN. 1, 2008 | 1:00 PM ET | RALPH WILSON STADIUM | BUFFALO, NY

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  2. rdh007 Brit Wannabe

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    Michigan and MSU did it first. And better. :o

    Nice avvy, btw.
     
  3. Shifty Chief of Surgery

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    Hence "NHL" in the title.

    Thanks for the avy compliement.
     
  4. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    I look forward to seeing this, ought to be a great one :up:
     
  5. tzarinna Mamochka

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    I should be over my hang over by then, I hope.
     
  6. Shifty Chief of Surgery

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    Sabres Highlights
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    1st Outdoor NHL Game
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  7. Arkady Rossovich Registered

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    I thought America had done outdoor Hockey games already..
     
  8. Badger Side-Kick my Ass!

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    Not in the NHL.
     
  9. NewYorkSpider EndGame

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    I've been to Ralph Wilson Stadium a couple times to watch the Bills play. They have heated seats in the red chairs where I sat to watch the Bills/Chargers game last season. Not a bad facility.
     
  10. Shifty Chief of Surgery

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    That's a lot of snow. Not too cold.
     
  11. tzarinna Mamochka

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    Those people are die hard. :up:
    I'm in love with that ref. :cmad:
     
  12. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    Penguins up 1-0..
     
  13. tzarinna Mamochka

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    I don't like that set up, why are the seats so far from the rink? :down
     
  14. Badger Side-Kick my Ass!

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    It's going to take forever to finish this game if they have to stop and clear the ice. With that said, man I love the atmosphere of this game. :up:
     
  15. tzarinna Mamochka

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    NVM, I know why. :O I still hate it. :cmad:
     
  16. Shifty Chief of Surgery

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    Crosby wins it in a shootout. Penguins 2 Sabres 1
    Hope the NHL continues with the outdoor games, and hopefully the weather and ice are better. Edmonton was too cold, Buffalo was too snowy, third times the charm.
     
  17. tzarinna Mamochka

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    Yeah, I think they did a fine job dealing with the elements. :up:
     
  18. Kelly #RESIST

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    I loved watching this...........seemed like that's how it should be....
     
  19. Excel O-bama-ama-ama-ay-ay

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    NASTY game!
     
  20. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    Me too. It was a really exciting game to boot. The Pens did really well. What a win! :up:
     
  21. Shifty Chief of Surgery

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    That's great news. Now if Versus can work out a deal with the NHL and drop exclusive rights then hockey games will be back on ESPN2.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NHL_on_FOX#Ratings
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_NHL_on_ABC#Ratings
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratings_for_The_NHL_on_NBC#2005-06_regular_season
     
  22. tzarinna Mamochka

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    Damn, not since 1990?
    I helped. :yay: :up:
     
  23. Steve Rogers Registered

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    This reminded me of playing pond hockey on the frozen lakes of New England as a kid.
     
  24. Shifty Chief of Surgery

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    It would be great if they could do a doubleheader.

    Two American teams in the afternoon 12 EST start
    2009 NY Rangers vs NY Islanders
    2010 Detroit vs Colorado
    2011 Philadelphia vs Chicago

    Two (or at least one) Canadian teams in the late afternoon
    2009 Toronto vs Ottawa
    2010 Vancouver vs Calgary
    2011 Boston vs Montreal

    The first game would be on NBC or ESPN2 with the second one on Versus while both games would be on CBC.
    It would be a gamble but could pay off really well. More teams would be involved and certain teams would know they would get to host much more often then having an All-Star Game or Entry Draft.
     
  25. tzarinna Mamochka

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    That's awesome. I'd to trek to see one.
     

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