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06-27-2006, 05:28 PM
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Rangers-Islanders at Yankee Stadium on 1/1/07

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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."
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06-27-2006, 05:29 PM
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That would be pretty cool...

I do wonder what would be better, Rangers/Islanders or Rangers/Devils though.

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I'd go to the Bronx in the dead of Winter for either matchup, love the outdoors games and used to love playing in them.

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That's a pretty cool idea. I would definitely want to see that.

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That would be awesome and i'd definitly go, the place would be PACKED.

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That's like the game in Edmonton between the Oilers/Habs in the Eskimos CFL stadium not too long ago. That was old timers though. I'd definitely be there if this happened.

EDIT: I guess it wasn't old timers.

http://www.cbc.ca/story/sports/natio...oor031122.html

Anyone remember this, or even knew about it?

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Anyone remember this, or even knew about it?
I don't think anyone knew about it - it was a very well kept secret. In fact, it was so poorly publicized, no one was in the stands.

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06-27-2006, 05:56 PM
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I do wonder what would be better, Rangers/Islanders or Rangers/Devils though.
Aren't the Devs owned or in a partnership with the Yanks?

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that would be the coolest thing in the world

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06-27-2006, 06:08 PM
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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 hope it snows.

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So long as the Isles lose one of their home games, I'd be all for it.

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So long as the Isles lose one of their home games, I'd be all for it.
They might as well, it's not like they play any better against us at home.

The best way to do it would actually be a back to back two game series with each team losing a home game. I know I'd be at both games.

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06-27-2006, 06:21 PM
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What do they do if it rains that day? Postpone it to being just a regular game later on in the season? That would suck, especially after all the hype this game would garner.

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As a Devils fan i'd love to go just for the atmosphere and the game even if it were Rangers/Isles.. Love the idea.. Wish it was Devs Rangers though

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romba, I think THAT is the real problem. The weather is too unpredictable. It could very easily be 45 degrees and raining in NY on Jan 1st, which would make it very difficult for the ice.

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That's like the game in Edmonton between the Oilers/Habs in the Eskimos CFL stadium not too long ago. That was old timers though. I'd definitely be there if this happened.

EDIT: I guess it wasn't old timers.

http://www.cbc.ca/story/sports/natio...oor031122.html

Anyone remember this, or even knew about it?
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.

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i actually wouldn't mind the game being an Islanders home game, as long as they get all the revenues from it

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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.

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So long as the Isles lose one of their home games, I'd be all for it.
I'm sure they're willing as the HOME team will keep all the gate receipts. There could be 30,000+ at that game. More than they'll ever sell at 2 Islander home games.

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Neat.

I sure hope they show the snowball fights twixt Ranger and Isles fans.

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Great idea!!!!

Now lets see if they can make it happen.

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Neat.

I sure hope they show the snowball fights twixt Ranger and Isles fans.

show them? If they where smart they would get fans there early by rounding up all the old timers, giving them 3 tons snow and letting them go at it on the rink an hour before face off.

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show them? If they where smart they would get fans there early by rounding up all the old timers, giving them 3 tons snow and letting them go at it on the rink an hour before face off.
Only if they dress as Santa and pound egg nog before hand.

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Oh man please make this happen.

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I LOVE this idea so much, I hope it happens. It would be so awesome for NY fans.

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I sure hope they show the snowball fights twixt Ranger and Isles fans.

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