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04-17-2013, 01:41 PM
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I can only imagine what the reaction would've been like on here when the league moved to having 2 neutral site games every year for every team.
They only did that for 2 years and those seasons actually went 84 games.

IIRC, the Rangers played a game in Halifax one of those years that started at 6 PM New York time.

And, also, IIRC, this was one of the issues in the 1994 lockout. The players HATED the two extra games.

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It definitely taught them that the weather might make the hockey game itself a little worse, but the event will still be a big success.
I guess the NHL doesn't care about the integrity of the season, or anything like that.

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04-17-2013, 01:47 PM
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I know the history of the neutral site games.

The NHL put potential revenue boosts over integrity? That's not like them.

Besides, the schedule being equal amongst all teams was thrown out the window by realignment anyway.

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So is this going to cost me extra? Assuming these are regular season games of course.

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04-17-2013, 02:28 PM
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So is this going to cost me extra? Assuming these are regular season games of course.
They're not home games but you'll be offered the opportunity to buy them separately from the 41 games you buy as part of the season tickets.

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04-17-2013, 02:37 PM
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It makes sense because even (1) sellout for either team is an improvement whereas the Rangers will sell-out no matter what. It's almost like revenue sharing as Yankee stadium will be packed with Rangers fans.
Sellout reasoning isn't why its like this at all because that wouldn't make sense. You're not taking away the Devils vs. Lightning game, you're taking away a Devils home game against the Rangers which was going to sell out anyways (along with the Rangers @ Islanders game). So you're taking one sellout away and giving them another sellout.

Home team doesn't take any money away from the day itself. They're just given X dollars that they would've made anyways if the game was at home.. otherwise every team would to host and lay claim to the 20M+ they generate that day

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Welp, there goes any integrity this event ever had.

Absolutely agree. Having the one game per season made it a real event and was exciting, even for non-hockey fans. Having a bunch of games every year is going to get old very quickly.

And I don't care what the reasoning is: it's a major slap in the face of Ranger fans in particular and New Yorkers in general to have the first outdoor in NYC be hosted by the New Jersey Devils. I ain't going.

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04-17-2013, 05:08 PM
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If you guys get past your complaints, I still recommend going. Best experience I've had at a game aside from Caps game 5 last playoffs

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If you guys get past your complaints, I still recommend going. Best experience I've had at a game aside from Caps game 5 last playoffs
Gonna do all that's in my power to go. I'd prefer if this was a Winter Classic so it feels more special, but these games'll just have to suffice

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04-17-2013, 05:20 PM
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I'm definitely going to try to go. It's basically like 2 extra home games.

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Just so you guys know, the TSN graphic had NYR as the host for both games. I think Strang is wrong.

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Just so you guys know, the TSN graphic had NYR as the host for both games. I think Strang is wrong.
That makes more sense. Devils should have their outdoor game at MetLife. Islanders at Citi field.

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I just hope I get offered the chance to buy tickets for both games. Because I plan on going to both ... even though I'm not a fan of this whole thing ...

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I just hope I get offered the chance to buy tickets for both games. Because I plan on going to both ... even though I'm not a fan of this whole thing ...
Why wouldn't we especially if we hold season tickets?

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Why wouldn't we especially if we hold season tickets?
I figured they might make some kind of rule of "2 tickets for either game, but not both" sort of deal. I want to go to both

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04-17-2013, 06:41 PM
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The NHL is just taking a page from the Mythbusters, if it's worth doing it's worth OVERDOING! Personally, I love the outdoor games and additional games will be cool, especially at Yankee Stadium. But I do worry about the additional games taking away from the specialness of the Winter Classic.

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04-17-2013, 06:43 PM
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I figured they might make some kind of rule of "2 tickets for either game, but not both" sort of deal. I want to go to both
Oh yeah wouldn't surprise me either but if they go that route good luck rounding out the stadium with the other half being debbies/piles fans. Im with you, I'd like to go to both. Has anybody heard if this is just a one year thing sort of like a gratitude show from the league to us fans? If not, The WC is truly dead.

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I guess I'm in the minority, but I think this is awesome. The winter classic is cool and all, but I can careless about seeing two teams I don't have an interest in. It's awesome that we'll be playing the Devils and Islanders in Yankee Stadium. Hopefully I can get to at least one.

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I have said this exact thing several times in the past. Red Bull Arena would a sick venue for a hockey game.
Absolutely! Having a full roof over the stands is a game changer in terms of increased crowd noise....

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04-18-2013, 12:49 AM
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While a total of 6 outdoor games is awfully high, I have to admire the chutzpah of the NHL putting the two games back to back in NYC the week of the Super Bowl. The City will be packed with media, captains of industry and people looking for a good time. It is a brilliant marketing and business move that will sell sponsorships and create exposure for the league. Much like the NHL has taken ownership of New Years Day, I expect they will now do the same with the Sunday before the Super Bowl. I don't know how many of you went to Philadelphia two years ago but that was the best sporting event I have ever attended (and that includes 6 Super Bowls, 11 MLB All Star games and countless other events) John Collins is the NHL head of marketing and he is a brilliant, brilliant man.

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Isn't this all still just speculation? You guys are jumping the gun just a wee bit

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04-18-2013, 03:33 AM
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Isn't this all still just speculation? You guys are jumping the gun just a wee bit
Not really speculation.. been confirmed by multiple sources.

TG even confirmed it and he's usually pretty conservative when it comes to rumors unless he hears it directly: http://blogs.northjersey.com/blogs/f..._jan._26_2014/

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Not really speculation.. been confirmed by multiple sources.

TG even confirmed it and he's usually pretty conservative when it comes to rumors unless he hears it directly: http://blogs.northjersey.com/blogs/f..._jan._26_2014/
Well one way or another someone is inaccurate. TSN says the rangers are the home team (which makes sense over new jersey) and local reports say the opposite.

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Well one way or another someone is inaccurate. TSN says the rangers are the home team (which makes sense over new jersey) and local reports say the opposite.
Where did TSN report who would be home or away? I only see this article: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=420963 which doesn't say anything about who will be hosting.

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Where did TSN report who would be home or away? I only see this article: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=420963 which doesn't say anything about who will be hosting.
Someone else actually said it. TSN had the graphic as NYR being the home team. Supposedly, anyway.

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