The Stars are still working on their pre-season schedule, but the Phoenix Coyotes are expected to release their schedule today, and on it will be a Sept. 23 game between the Stars and Coyotes at Reliant Stadium in Houston.
Details on why either team would choose this venue should be forthcoming, but the game is intriguing on a number of levels.
First, it is being held at a football stadium, and that will spark all sorts of talk about whether or not a Winter Classic can be held in the south.
Second, the Stars will face former coach Dave Tippett, who has a history of hockey success in Houston after leading the Aeros to the 1999 IHL Championship.
And third, it could get Houston in the talk as a possible site for an NHL team.
Last edited by MiamiScreamingEagles: 06-21-2011 at 02:50 PM.
The Rangers will face the Flyers in the NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Monday, Jan. 2 at 8 p.m., sources with knowledge of the planning confirmed Tuesday. The long-running rumors of the pairing for the outdoor game will be officially confirmed with the release of the NHL schedule this week.
Last edited by MiamiScreamingEagles: 06-21-2011 at 02:42 PM.
I don't care about the NFL schedule, the idea of the winter classic on the afternoon of new years day every single year was brilliant and it took them all of what, 3 or 4 years to move away from that.
I just went from being super excited and wanting to go to this game at all costs to being borderline disinterested in the game completely.
You do understand that this is a one year shift to January 2, right? It would be suicide for the NHL to try to compete against the NFL, regardless of how little you care about the league. The main focus of playing the outdoor game is to attract new viewers to the NHL. That's not going to happen on NFL Sunday.