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03-10-2013, 09:38 AM
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Winnipeg Heritage classic negotiations!

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=417768

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The Winnipeg Jets are making a pitch to host the NHL Heritage Classic in 2016.

When the team arrived in New Jersey for Sunday's game against the Devils, True North chairman Mark Chipman confirmed reports that the team is in preliminary negotiations with NHL to host an outdoor game.

According to the Winnipeg Free Press, a source says the league is hoping to play a Heritage Classic in Canada in 2014 and 2016, with Vancouver's B.C. Place Stadium the likely location in 2014.


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So, Vancouver will get the Heritage Classic and the Grey Cup in the same year. Wow. Not too shabby.

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So, Vancouver will get the Heritage Classic and the Grey Cup in the same year. Wow. Not too shabby.
so outdoor game in +10 weather

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so outdoor game in +10 weather
With rain

Winnipeg would be great. They get temperatures similar to what we saw with the first Classic in Edmonton when they played Habs. It was so cold Théodore had to wear a hat over his goalie mask.

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so outdoor game in +10 weather
More like "outdoor" game.

The hole in the bc place roof has to be about the size of half a hockey rink.

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Of course that's if Investors Group Field manages to get finished by 2016

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so outdoor game in +10 weather
About the average temperature of a hockey rink. What exactly was the point of this post?

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Of course that's if Investors Group Field manages to get finished by 2016
It will be ready next year so no worries there.

Also, I have no problem with Vancouver. It would be neat to them host the relocated Seattle Yotes head to head

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Vancouver holding a game at BC place is nothing but a shameless cash grab. They have no business holding a game there and calling it an outdoor classic.

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About the average temperature of a hockey rink. What exactly was the point of this post?
i lived in vancouver for 15 years--i know the weatheer

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With rain

Winnipeg would be great. They get temperatures similar to what we saw with the first Classic in Edmonton when they played Habs. It was so cold Théodore had to wear a hat over his goalie mask.
That's real hockey.

I grew up on the pond where your equipment was skates, ski pants, a big jacket, scarf and toque. Where the Moms would be making hot chocolate in the shack afterwards. Where we would take turns playing on a line with the good kid. Where one crazy SOB goalie used the Fuhr mask. Where we debated how many points we'd get playing on Gretzky's line. Where we'd make up stories on how our Dad's knew Gordie Howe. Where everyone wanted a Jarome Iginla stick, but no one could afford it.

Where we'd put sticks in the middle to choose sides. Where every puck had an NHL logo drawn on in marker. Where having a mullet was cool.

Pond hockey is the best.

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That's real hockey.

I grew up on the pond where your equipment was skates, ski pants, a big jacket, scarf and toque. Where the Moms would be making hot chocolate in the shack afterwards. Where we would take turns playing on a line with the good kid. Where one crazy SOB goalie used the Fuhr mask. Where we debated how many points we'd get playing on Gretzky's line. Where we'd make up stories on how our Dad's knew Gordie Howe. Where everyone wanted a Jarome Iginla stick, but no one could afford it.

Where we'd put sticks in the middle to choose sides. Where every puck had an NHL logo drawn on in marker. Where having a mullet was cool.

Pond hockey is the best.
thats true canadianism......however unfortunately, this type of experience you mention becomes diminished over time...

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With rain

Winnipeg would be great. They get temperatures similar to what we saw with the first Classic in Edmonton when they played Habs. It was so cold Théodore had to wear a hat over his goalie mask.
Won't be that cold this time. If the game does get held in Winnipeg, it will be scheduled for late March (according to a local paper), so temps will be more favorable to playing outside without the risk of death.

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Of course some whiner is going to complain it was too cold in Winterpeg and make next year's WC a Jackets-Coyotes Winter Classic in the middle of the Arizona desert in July.

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That's real hockey.

I grew up on the pond where your equipment was skates, ski pants, a big jacket, scarf and toque. Where the Moms would be making hot chocolate in the shack afterwards. Where we would take turns playing on a line with the good kid. Where one crazy SOB goalie used the Fuhr mask. Where we debated how many points we'd get playing on Gretzky's line. Where we'd make up stories on how our Dad's knew Gordie Howe. Where everyone wanted a Jarome Iginla stick, but no one could afford it.

Where we'd put sticks in the middle to choose sides. Where every puck had an NHL logo drawn on in marker. Where having a mullet was cool.

Pond hockey is the best.
Your boots were used for the goal posts and if you shot the puck too hard when you scored you had to go get it.

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Vancouver holding a game at BC place is nothing but a shameless cash grab. They have no business holding a game there and calling it an outdoor classic.
Pretty much (cash grab) and ya, calling it an "Outdoor Classic" at BC Place Stadium a misnomer if ever there was one. Sure, the new roof retracts, but so what? Theres no getting away from the fact that your inside, in a bowl, seats tiered, 360 degree wrap. Nothing really "outdoor" or "classic" about that. Now, if they were to stage it at lets say Harmony Bowl up at Whistler, atop Grouse, Cypress or Seymour, well Ok then. "Outdoor Classic". Limited seating at lets say $2500+ a whack, at least from a presentation standpoint a lot more palatable, obviously attractive, a one off event that people would pay big bucks to see live. I enjoyed the Heritage Classics, Outdoor Classics, but only when staged in winter climates. Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Philly, really anywhere where they get snow, its cold, real winter.

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lol @ "outdoor" game IN B.C Place...righttttt

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Of course some whiner is going to complain it was too cold in Winterpeg and make next year's WC a Jackets-Coyotes Winter Classic in the middle of the Arizona desert in July.
Now THAT would be interesting. UofP Stadium, but in February, definitely not July. Asphalt practically liquify's in the summer heat, oven mits used as driving gloves. We have the technology to pull it off, but it would be inhumane, to the players, the spectators. Not much fun at all unless done well after dark.

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Vancouver holding a game at BC place is nothing but a shameless cash grab. They have no business holding a game there and calling it an outdoor classic.
So change the name.

There is nothing traditional about playing in NFL and MLB stadiums either.

These games are for nothing more than sheer spectacle. There is no doubt Vancouver would sell it out, so why not? What is wrong with a little extravagance?

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So change the name.

There is nothing traditional about playing in NFL and MLB stadiums either.

These games are for nothing more than sheer spectacle. There is no doubt Vancouver would sell it out, so why not? What is wrong with a little extravagance?
The NHL Astroturf Extravaganza.

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