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12/17/09 Should there be a Canadian winter classic game as well as American this year

View Poll Results: Should there be a Canadian winter classic game as well as American this year
Absolutely, it was a Canadian idea 11 23.91%
No, one game is enough 13 28.26%
there should be Canadian Winter Classics in the future 9 19.57%
The weather is too unpredictable and COLD 0 0%
I don't care 10 21.74%
Other 3 6.52%
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12-17-2009, 10:14 AM
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12/17/09 Should there be a Canadian winter classic game as well as American this year

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12-17-2009, 10:23 AM
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Other - Who cares, none of them will be as good as ours.

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Other - These games should have ended at 1, or at least, one every 10-20 years or so. One every year is just a money grab, and looses its luster.


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I don't care. I don't sit around watching the winter classic every year. If I'm at home I put it on for a bit but I don't care if I miss it.

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Other - These games should have ended at 1, or at least, one every 10-20 years or so. One every year is just a money grab, and looses it's luster.
^This.

It's just boring now.

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12-17-2009, 11:53 AM
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Other - These games should have ended at 1, or at least, one every 10-20 years or so. One every year is just a money grab, and looses its luster.
Well this makes some sense but in a revenue gate driven league with teams trying to stay afloat and revenue sharing I understand why the league has a yearly game now. That being said nothing they put on in the USA will come close to the Heritage Classic though in Edmonton.

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I really don't care. But I do see why the NHL does this. I guess if I was a kid I would probably enjoy this, but like the players I don't really like the game. The ice is usually garbage, sometimes it's freezing and all this can result in more injuries. The game doesn't seem as fast either.

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I don't think it loses its luster.I'm quite happy with the one a year... It's really neat to watch the production that goes into the game. I wish it would be more of a lottery as to what team gets it though.

I dread the day when weather postpones a game and the media firestorm that will follow.


I'd rather watch two rivals in the "Winter Classic" as opposed to an Oilers vs Wild game...

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I like the idea of one Winter Classic a year, why do they have to do a separate one for Canadian teams? Just put a Canadian team in the regular Winter Classic for once.

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Not to toot my own horn here, but a friend and I have started our own blog and thought some might like to give it a read:

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I like the idea of one Winter Classic a year, why do they have to do a separate one for Canadian teams? Just put a Canadian team in the regular Winter Classic for once.
agreed

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12-17-2009, 03:32 PM
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I think they should change it to the all star game being the game that is outdoors. I think it would draw a lot more non-hockey people to watch it.

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Not to toot my own horn here, but a friend and I have started our own blog and thought some might like to give it a read:

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I think they should change it to the all star game being the game that is outdoors. I think it would draw a lot more non-hockey people to watch it.
I dunno if I'm a casual fan... I would kind of be turned off with the All-Star festivities

Ovie with two sticks, a golf hat and oversized sunglasses is pretty stupid yet the announcers made it off as the greatest spectacle in sports.

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This pretty much is the definition of tooting your own horn lol



I dunno if I'm a casual fan... I would kind of be turned off with the All-Star festivities

Ovie with two sticks, a golf hat and oversized sunglasses is pretty stupid yet the announcers made it off as the greatest spectacle in sports.
Well I did say game not that other crap.

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Well I did say game not that other crap.
I'd be pretty turned off by the game too lol... unless they are only watching the third period.... - The first two are awful...

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It was a good idea at the time, now it is overdone. I would say no.

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