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RangerBoy 03-16-2011 05:55 AM

Rangers to open next season in Stockholm
 
Steve Zipay

Quote:

With Garden renovations underway, there is increasing chatter that the Rangers will open next season, not in Russia, but with two games in Stockholm against either the Los Angeles Kings or Calgary Flames. Those games would be preceded by exhibition games in Prague and Budapest and three road exhibition games in the U.S. After Europe, the Rangers would play a number of games on the West Coast of either the U.S. or Canada before returning for the home opener around Oct. 30. A NHL spokesman last night said that no contracts have been signed and declined further comment.
http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey...tats-1.2762068

Zipay is a Cablevision employee. Newsday is owned by Cablevision. Too many details in his story for it not to be true. NHL spokesman(Frank Brown)didn't deny the story.

RangerFury 03-16-2011 06:06 AM

oh please make it soo!!! :handclap:

AJRanger 03-16-2011 07:29 AM

Nice. Close enough to get to without a huge hit to the bank account.

Ola 03-16-2011 08:14 AM

I like STHLM a lot more then Mosow... :)

TrollololBoyle 03-16-2011 09:10 AM

Lundqvist could show everyone where to pick up the hot swede chicks!

SKS 03-16-2011 09:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DatsyukSOGoal (Post 31701304)
Lundqvist could show everyone where to pick up the hot swede chicks!

Dont think they would have a problem finding them on their own..

Fire Sather 03-16-2011 10:05 AM

I'd rather not, especially that road trip after.

x BEUKEBOOM x 03-16-2011 10:05 AM

normally I wouldnt advocate bringing back older players but Jagr/Richards/Gaborik could be nasty with Jagr being the 3rd man in picking up the lose pucks.

Stow him away in a duffle bag if we have too!:laugh:

yarre 03-16-2011 10:11 AM

That would be awesome! I hope it is true! :nod:

Jim Morrison 03-16-2011 11:31 AM

Heck yeah!

broadwayblue 03-16-2011 12:20 PM

Guess we're due for a rough start. Recovering from those first few games can be brutal.

we want cup 03-16-2011 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DatsyukSOGoal (Post 31701304)
Lundqvist could show everyone where to pick up the hot swede chicks!

Can he show me?

Can't say I'd be thrilled about this. It's nice to be part of big events and such, but it sounds like boys are gonna have a pretty tiring schedule as it is.

Ian 03-16-2011 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by broadwayblue (Post 31703768)
Guess we're due for a rough start. Recovering from those first few games can be brutal.

Flip side is that the team will probably have an extended home stand towards the end of the year. The games should probably be a bit more spaced out then they were this year as well, harder to schedule all road games to start.

Boom Boom Geoffrion* 03-16-2011 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by broadwayblue (Post 31703768)
Guess we're due for a rough start. Recovering from those first few games can be brutal.

Exactly what came to mind when I read the article.

Glennsoe 03-16-2011 12:41 PM

I'm there dude...

Hellion 03-16-2011 02:48 PM

If this is happening im there for sure. Kickass!

94now 03-16-2011 03:02 PM

They opened in Prague withot Jagr. I don't want Stockholm without Lundqvist. Or Bratislava w/o Gaborik. Or Moscow w/o Anisimov. Let them go on the road in NA. I don't care abot NHL global PR.

WhipNash27 03-16-2011 03:24 PM

Rangers better be a good home team next season because they'll be at home much more often than usual starting in November. Talking about 8-10 road games before playing one home game (I'm sure one of the European games will count as a home game).

Mr Atoz* 03-16-2011 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ian (Post 31704042)
Flip side is that the team will probably have an extended home stand towards the end of the year.

You're forgetting that 1/2 of these games count as home games.

Send the *****ders. They won't miss home games.

trueblue9441 03-16-2011 06:05 PM

another benefit is not having to make a west coast trip in the middle of the season when the grind really gets going.. they'll get it out of the way early

nyrmetros 03-16-2011 06:20 PM

Which local Euro clubs would we be playing? I couldn't give a toss about playing Calgary in Europe. Bring on the Euro hockey clubs.

KRM 03-16-2011 07:16 PM

**** Stockholm, come to Gothenburg. You owe us for Lundqvist.

NYRFAN218 03-16-2011 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DubiSnacks17 (Post 31707131)
Rangers better be a good home team next season because they'll be at home much more often than usual starting in November. Talking about 8-10 road games before playing one home game (I'm sure one of the European games will count as a home game).

Yeah it's usually a two game set so one will be a road game and the other a home game.

If they can actually play well at home, this could be a huge benefit for them. More home games towards the end of the year with a decreased travel schedule at the end due to playing on the road early on. Could be big for a team that could be tired.

Scotty Hockey 03-16-2011 08:10 PM

I would love one game in each city - Stockholm and Gothenburg. Hit both in December for some games and am positively giddy about the opportunity to go back.

ThisYearsModel 03-16-2011 10:09 PM

Real games in Europe followed by exhibition games in the USA? Sounds stupid.


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