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S E P H 01-01-2011 08:18 PM

2012 Winter Classic?
 
During the 2nd intermission on CBC during the Hot Stove, Pierre Lebrun was mentioning that Philadelphia is the front runner for the next winter classic with Colorado being the 2nd. I'm pretty sure it will be at Invesco Field, so if we do get the 2012 Winter classic which team would you want to see and which jersey would you want the Avs to wear?

I would say Detroit would be team, but I would love to see Vancouver or a Eastern team like Montrčal or Philly.

As for the jerseys I would love to see a new blue retro style Nordiques jersey with a Avs logo or maybe the Colorado Rockies style with Avs logos.

The Kingslayer 01-01-2011 09:12 PM

Very surprised and excited to hear that on CBC aswell. The teams I want to see the Avs play:

Detroit, Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto

Helton4Hall 01-01-2011 09:16 PM

I would love to see it here. And i want to play Detroit. No-one else.

RockLobster 01-01-2011 09:23 PM

I bet that if Colorado gets it, the two teams playing would be...

Pittsburgh vs. Washington w/ The Avalanche players serving as Refs/Linesmen and Waterboys

chagopian 01-01-2011 09:24 PM

I'd love to play Detroit, but I'm slightly scared they'd pit us against Minnesota... Vancouver would be acceptable though

Helton4Hall 01-01-2011 09:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chagopian (Post 29914953)
I'd love to play Detroit, but I'm slightly scared they'd pit us against Minnesota... Vancouver would be acceptable though

They would never put a boring ass team on the WC like Minny.

chagopian 01-01-2011 09:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jailbait (Post 29915004)
They would never put a boring ass team on the WC like Minny.

Buffalo and Boston were not exciting teams to watch when they played in the Winter Classic

NHL33* 01-01-2011 09:31 PM

Vancouver.

If not them (Canadian team), maybe the Kings.

The Situation 01-01-2011 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chagopian (Post 29915121)
Buffalo and Boston were not exciting teams to watch when they played in the Winter Classic

Even boring teams like Buffalo and Boston are 10 times more exciting than the Wild.

Helton4Hall 01-01-2011 10:38 PM

ice was terribad out there.

Meanwhile in Denver....

-6 F

make it happen bettman.

Granlund2Pulkkinen* 01-01-2011 10:53 PM

Detroit just for the "marketing" aspect.

They'd probably wear their old burgundy uniforms...

These
http://inlinethumb40.webshots.com/42...425x425Q85.jpg

Or some variation with that color

Zih 01-01-2011 10:55 PM

I can't imagine they'd have it in Denver; there's a good chance it'd be a disaster. You're more likely to have 60 degree weather than below freezing weather.

Bonzai12 01-01-2011 10:57 PM

I would think it would have to be Detroit because of the rivalry.

I can't see Vancouver although it makes sense - two western teams playing in a classic would not bring the ratings. It'd have to be Detroit or an Eastern Conference team.

The Situation 01-01-2011 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zih (Post 29918044)
I can't imagine they'd have it in Denver; there's a good chance it'd be a disaster. You're more likely to have 60 degree weather than below freezing weather.

Just have the game at night.

madman 01-01-2011 11:06 PM

Coors Field would be a FANTASTIC venue for the Winter Classic.

S E P H 01-01-2011 11:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by madman (Post 29918258)
Coors Field would be a FANTASTIC venue for the Winter Classic.

How so? Compared to Invesco Field.

Granlund2Pulkkinen* 01-01-2011 11:12 PM

They alternate conferences so it won't be Phili...

I'm very ecstatic...

Bonzai12 01-01-2011 11:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by madman (Post 29918258)
Coors Field would be a FANTASTIC venue for the Winter Classic.

It would be - but Invesco has like 20,000 more seats. But I agree Coors Field would be a better place. Downtown and just more nostalgic.

StanGetz* 01-01-2011 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by S E P H (Post 29918361)
How so? Compared to Invesco Field.

Coors is a much more beautiful and intimate setting for something like that. Invesco wouldn't feel right imo.

Granlund2Pulkkinen* 01-01-2011 11:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mlh61 (Post 29918432)
Coors is a much more beautiful and intimate setting for something like that. Invesco wouldn't feel right imo.

Invesco would hold more.

But Baseball Stadiums are more square so there wouldn't be a "bad" seat.

Mant* 01-01-2011 11:22 PM

I have serious doubts that it'll be Colorado in 2012... NHL doesn't give much of a **** about the western conference, and it gives less of a **** about western conference teams that are rebuilding. If it comes out west again it'll probably be Detroit, Dallas, or San Jose. Hell, I'd guess they'd put Minnesota higher on the list just because of that fanbase.

StanGetz* 01-01-2011 11:23 PM

Personally I think the "holds more" argument shouldn't be in play. Coors is right in the middle of downtown and would provide a much better atmosphere than the monster invesco. I've just never been a huge fan of rinks on football fields. Either way if we actually got a wc, it would be sick as hell

Mant* 01-01-2011 11:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mlh61 (Post 29918432)
Coors is a much more beautiful and intimate setting for something like that. Invesco wouldn't feel right imo.

Falcon Stadium at the Air Force Academy would be far more impressive than Invesco.

Helton4Hall 01-01-2011 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aittokallio (Post 29917998)
Detroit just for the "marketing" aspect.

They'd probably wear their old burgundy uniforms...

These
http://inlinethumb40.webshots.com/42...425x425Q85.jpg

Or some variation with that color

Nord uni's plz.

If your going for sheer scenery, Folsom would probably be the way to go.

FWIW, If colorado and detroit played, the Big House would probably be the preferred venue, IMO.

madman 01-01-2011 11:29 PM

Okay, let's run with this for a bit.

Coors Field:
-Advantages: Great, classic architecture. Aesthetically beautiful. Located downtown in a similarly styled, business-oriented part of town (LoDo) = greater impact on surrounding businesses and projecting the "image" of the city. Baseball stadium = unique sight lines. Flexibility with venue use (aka, nobody using the place 'til March).
-Disadvantages: Limited attendance capacity (but see Wrigley, Fenway in prior years).

Invesco:
-Advantages: Greatest attendance capactiy. Football stadium = consistent sight lines for rink view. "Mile High" name attached to stadium (albeit poorly).
-Disadvantages: Location (Federal). Lack of proximity to surrounding businesses/attractions/anything nice. Bland styling. Silly Broncos logo in seats. Potential scheduling conflicts.

In my mind, Coors > Invesco 100% of the time.

If we were talking about the real Mile High Stadium, this would be a whole different debate.


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