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02-26-2013, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by MartysBetterThanYou View Post
It would require lots of planning with (and likely compensation for) the NFL. Jets and Giants have done Thursday/Sunday or Sunday/Monday back to back home games before in order to leave the stadium vacant for a big-time concert that was scheduled years in advance. Basically the NHL, NFL, Giants, and Jets would have to start talking now in order to have the game happen in 2015 at the absolute earliest, most likely much later. That being said, if there is a Winter Classic in Metlife, it will be Rangers-Devils as the State of NJ and Vanderbeek have both made it very clear that any event in NJ will have to involve the Devils and not having the Rangers would defeat the point of the NHL trying to get the NY Media Market to pay attention. If there is ever a Devils-Flyers WC (the other plausible WC possibility involving the Devils, sorry Islanders) it would most likely be at Rutgers Stadium to capitalize on the geographic rivalry.
Just because Vanderbeek said that, does it mean that it's up to him? I'm not trying to start an argument in any way, but I can't see how it's up to him, especially since the Rangers have been in this market for like 50 years before the Devils.

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