Preliminary discussions between NHL and Yankee executives, the two NHL teams, city officials and NBC---which would televise the proposed Jan. 1 regular-season contest between the arch-rivals---took place last week, according to three people with knowledge of the talks. "Everybody likes the idea," said one person. "But there are some obstacles. The question is whether the stadium will be usable at that time of year for that purpose."
alot of people will tell you that these outdoor games are just cheap gimmicks, and I would agree with them. However, they also happen to be extreemly cool gimmicks, and I'd love to see it happen . And it's over winter break, so I'd be home and able to go .
I watched the game, the real game and the old timers game featuring Gretz, Mess, Lowe, Anderson, Fuhr, Coffey and others. Mess was still a Ranger at the time but was given clearance by everyone including God to participate. The idea and the concept was unbelievable and it was something worth watching. The only problem was that it was so cold that the ice froze poorly. It was sort of choppy and wavey, like a frozen lake. If the weather permitted this in NY, it would be a great day. This would garner much more attention in the States than the Habs/Oilers game.
I'm all for the NHL taking the games out of the normal arena's and playing around with their options. This is a great idea, $ permitting i'll be there, it would be worth getting lost in the bronx again lol. I think it would be fair if the Rangers lost a home game and the Isles lost a road game. Seeing as its still in the city so the isles are still on the road . Should be fun to see, and hopefully get some good media coverage.