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04-17-2013, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by cutchemist42 View Post
I know the demand for these games is going to drop once people realize it's not the greatest event to go to. The NHL might as well milk it while people are still buying into the event.

"This was inevitable, and has been a long time coming. No one ever got rich by being sparing with the crowd-pleasers. Every NHL city will be clamoring for one of these. And when the local novelty of freezing for three hours wears off? The dirty little secret of the Winter Classic has always been that's more fun to watch on TV anyway."
The danger I see is when casual fans go to a "Winter Classic series" game in a football stadium and decide that it isn't worth paying money to see any game live. NHL fans pay a lot of money to attend a game in person. The league should be very careful not to make them feel that they aren't getting value for that experience.

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