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Kid Dynomite 06-11-2011 04:41 PM

Heritage Classic will not be held next season
 
This according to a report on ESPN.com.
It may return the season after, though.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=6651931

overlords 06-11-2011 04:42 PM

They should do the same with the Winter classic.

RoyBoyCoy 06-11-2011 04:49 PM

Good. Circus act anyways.

TheBuriedHab 06-11-2011 08:06 PM

It should be less frequent for Canada with only 7 teams anyways and even less viable stadiums to do it in.

DekeLikeYouMeanIt 06-11-2011 08:16 PM

So it's 1 outdoor game per season or 1 US outdoor game per season? :P

Crimson Skorpion 06-11-2011 08:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by overlords (Post 33573576)
They should do the same with the Winter classic.

I second this. Enough is enough already.

Fish on The Sand 06-11-2011 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CrimsonSkorpion (Post 33576726)
I second this. Enough is enough already.

yes, scrap one of the most profitable innovations in league history. Great business mind you have.

Crimson Skorpion 06-11-2011 09:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fish on The Sand (Post 33577088)
yes, scrap one of the most profitable innovations in league history. Great business mind you have.

Never had a mind for business anyways. Besides, I care more about the value of the game then the profit of it. Ice is pure crap, puck bounces like a super ball, players are freezing and when it snows, it's even worse.

Fish on The Sand 06-11-2011 09:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CrimsonSkorpion (Post 33577176)
Never had a mind for business anyways. Besides, I care more about the value of the game then the profit of it. Ice is pure crap, puck bounces like a super ball, players are freezing and when it snows, it's even worse.

Its one game a year and has a net benefit for the league.

YMCMBeaulieu 06-11-2011 09:33 PM

One outdoor game a year on New Years day is fine, more than that is too much.

SB164 06-11-2011 09:34 PM

That's too bad, I would've loved to see Winnipeg hosting next year's Heritage Classic. What an atmosphere that would've been.

DekeLikeYouMeanIt 06-11-2011 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SB164 (Post 33577287)
That's too bad, I would've loved to see Winnipeg hosting next year's Heritage Classic. What an atmosphere that would've be.

They're gonna profit enough this year from Winnipeg. The season after, yea. Can't milk the cash cow too fast or it'll dry.

Habs10Habs 06-11-2011 11:09 PM

That's too bad, I've been to two and one winter classic and was hoping to get to see another live this season.

Fel 96 06-11-2011 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by overlords (Post 33573576)
They should do the same with the Winter classic.

Why?


The Winter Classic is part of one of the most watched games in the US. I don't see why the NHL should remove it at all. Not to mention, the great NHL exposure and HBO.

SherbrookeW 06-11-2011 11:39 PM

The Winter Classic -- and the Heritage Classic -- have brought more positive attention to hockey than any other event of the past decade, aside from the Olympics. And it reconnects the sport to its roots in a beautiful way. To can it -- not to mention disconnecting from the Olympics -- would be a truly insane move.

Hackett 06-12-2011 12:40 AM

I will not miss it one bit.

Its funny that some of the highest rated games in the US are the ones played outdoors on crappy ice with a fraction of the entertainment value.

neofury* 06-12-2011 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Horton18Horton (Post 33578391)
That's too bad, I've been to two and one winter classic and was hoping to get to see another live this season.

/jealousy

Player 61 06-12-2011 06:22 PM

If the States needs gimmicks to get them out, then good for them. Up here in Canada the original was neat way back in Edmonton & the Tuques but why Freeze, when we all got new arenas & Sat Dishes? Lets play the Habs/Oilers again in 20 years, until then... Bag it!

Habs10Habs 06-12-2011 10:27 PM

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Originally Posted by neofury (Post 33582539)
/jealousy

Ha, if you knew how much I had to pay. I don't think you'd be so jealous. :laugh:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Habs23 (Post 33588749)
If the States needs gimmicks to get them out, then good for them. Up here in Canada the original was neat way back in Edmonton & the Tuques but why Freeze, when we all got new arenas & Sat Dishes? Lets play the Habs/Oilers again in 20 years, until then... Bag it!

Don't knock it until you try it Habs23. Sure it's cold, and the weather conditions mess with the play and the ice conditions suck. It's quite the rush though to sit amongst 40K+ hockey fans. Also the parties that go on before and afterwards definitely help add to the excitement.

I will agree with those that don't find the games entertaining while watching them on tv. I PVR'd the last one and watched it a couple of weeks ago. I know we lost, which was a bummer, but the game itself was pathetic. At some points I felt like I was watching a bunch of kids playing road hockey with a tennis ball.

Player 61 06-12-2011 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Horton18Horton (Post 33593420)
Ha, if you knew how much I had to pay. I don't think you'd be so jealous. :laugh:



Don't knock it until you try it Habs23. Sure it's cold, and the weather conditions mess with the play and the ice conditions suck. It's quite the rush though to sit amongst 40K+ hockey fans. Also the parties that go on before and afterwards definitely help add to the excitement.

I will agree with those that don't find the games entertaining while watching them on tv. I PVR'd the last one and watched it a couple of weeks ago. I know we lost, which was a bummer, but the game itself was pathetic. At some points I felt like I was watching a bunch of kids playing road hockey with a tennis ball.

That's cold stuff is what CFL Football is for H10! ;) LOL... Go AL's.

Ediit: O! forgot! Toronto nice cozy CFL Dome. LOL

Habs10Habs 06-12-2011 10:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Habs23 (Post 33593523)
That's cold stuff is what CFL Football is for H10! ;) LOL... Go AL's.

Ediit: O! forgot! Toronto nice cozy CFL Dome. LOL

After a few "cold ones". You quickly forget how cold it is, or where you are for that matter. :laugh:

Player 61 06-12-2011 10:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Horton18Horton (Post 33593834)
After a few "cold ones". You quickly forget how cold it is, or where you are for that matter. :laugh:

Got you! I sure hope you can take that Avatar down by Midnight Monday or soon.

Habs10Habs 06-12-2011 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Habs23 (Post 33593917)
Got you! I sure hope you can take that Avatar down by Midnight Monday or soon.

Me too my friend. I already have a new one lined up just in case. :crossfing

Player 61 06-12-2011 10:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Horton18Horton (Post 33593931)
Me too my friend. I already have a new one lined up just in case. :crossfing

Can't wait. Too much yellow around here this month. sigh!....soon! ;)

Habs10Habs 06-12-2011 11:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Habs23 (Post 33593976)
Can't wait. Too much yellow around here this month. sigh!....soon! ;)

Tell me about it, sometimes I think I've made a mistake and I'm on the Bruins board. :laugh:


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