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11-19-2003, 07:50 AM
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Leafs planning outdoor game of their own

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp...93&hubName=nhl

Good for them. Should be an exciting time in Toronto.

At least the City of Champions will always have the distinction of doing it first.

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11-19-2003, 07:58 AM
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Typical of Toronto to take someone's idea and try to make profit on it. They can go play on Lake Superior or something and hopefully they all fall in. I hope Western Canada splits up with Eastern Canada. The only 2 good thing we get from the East is the sun rising in the morning and soem hockey players, and that is the truth whether you like it or not!

I knew Michigan did it first, but I was more or less talking in terms of the 1st NHL team

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I want to get this in before the inevitable "Michigan did it first".

This is the first outdoor game in the NHL. I'm not angry with Toronto or anything, I'm glad their are planning this for their fans, but I wonder if they are planning a historical event like whats going on in the City of Champions this Saturday?

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I really hope the game this weekend goes well, and I'm glad to see someone else pick up on the idea...you guys may be the first in the NHL to do it (and I'm proud of you for it), but just remember where they got the idea...

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I really hope the game this weekend goes well, and I'm glad to see someone else pick up on the idea...you guys may be the first in the NHL to do it (and I'm proud of you for it), but just remember where they got the idea...
Well Sather did mention it over a decade ago...

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But we had the courage and the crowd to do it. And I'd be willing to bet if they did it again, you'd have to put it at the Big House this time.

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I want to get this in before the inevitable "Michigan did it first".

This is the first outdoor game in the NHL. I'm not angry with Toronto or anything, I'm glad their are planning this for their fans, but I wonder if they are planning a historical event like whats going on in the City of Champions this Saturday?
Actually, the L.A. Kings did it first, 12 years ago in Las Vegas. They played in the parking lot of Caesar's Palace. Wayne Gretzky was a player at the time (although it MAY have been a pre-season game).

Whatever, I hope the weekend goes wonderfully for Edmontonians, and look forward to watching the game on HNiC.

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Actually, the L.A. Kings did it first, 12 years ago in Las Vegas. They played in the parking lot of Caesar's Palace. Wayne Gretzky was a player at the time (although it MAY have been a pre-season game).

Whatever, I hope the weekend goes wonderfully for Edmontonians, and look forward to watching the game on HNiC.
Think about what you just said. Outdoor hockey in Las vegas. Not only was this an exhibition game, it was clearly road hockey and not ice hockey. It was also probably a charity event and not even nhl sanctioned.

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Actually, the L.A. Kings did it first, 12 years ago in Las Vegas. They played in the parking lot of Caesar's Palace. Wayne Gretzky was a player at the time (although it MAY have been a pre-season game).


I assume it was a roller hockey game then?

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I assume it was a roller hockey game then?
No Kidding!

Theyd have to play on dry ice to keep it frozen in vegas. And that would hurt. Just make sure you dont touch the ice folks. And never mind the fog.

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Toronto should be original and stage an outdoor extreme fighting contest between Pat Quinn and Al Strachan. Hell, you don't even need a rink, some parking lot will do. Must-see-tv...
You have no clue how much i would pay to see that

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...City of Champions...
If you call deadmonton the "City of Champions," I might have to track you down and smack you. ... and I LIVE in deadmonton.

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The way that the Leafs are playing, their next most likely outdoor game will on the golf course next April.

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Think about what you just said. Outdoor hockey in Las vegas. Not only was this an exhibition game, it was clearly road hockey and not ice hockey. It was also probably a charity event and not even nhl sanctioned.
Go look in the record books. It was NOT "road hockey" or "roller hockey", it was an NHL game. In fact, Gretzky got checked from behind into the boards and was injuried in the game. It was the Kings and the Hawks, I believe, in 1991. It was on ESPN, a rink was built OUTDOORS in the front of the casino for the event. Perhaps, AS I SAID, it was an exhibition or pre-season game. But maybe YOU should think before you post. Just because something doesn't make sense TO YOU doesn't mean it didn't happen.

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http://www.greenandwhite.com/hockey/...ly_wrap_3.html

Found this. Guess it did happen. Grasshoppers on the ice? Ewww.

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Found this. Guess it did happen. Grasshoppers on the ice? Ewww.

The whole outdoor thing is probably going to be the new "it" thing to do now that teams have played games overseas and whatnot.. Just wait until a game gets snowed out and that will be the end of outdoor hockey for the NHL... at least if they do it in Toronto they can close up the roof.

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Yes it is foreseeable as a new trend for cities with the appropriate weather.

Kudos to the City of Champions for pioneering this event.

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No Kidding!

Theyd have to play on dry ice to keep it frozen in vegas. And that would hurt. Just make sure you dont touch the ice folks. And never mind the fog.

I actually remember the game. They played on a regulation NHL rink, with regulation ice too. And as I recall, immediately after that it was announced that planet earth was entering into the "global warming" phase of its evolution. Global warming officially began shortly after the ice makers were shut off and the ice began to melt.

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Typical of Toronto to take someone's idea and try to make profit on it. They can go play on Lake Superior or something and hopefully they all fall in. I hope Western Canada splits up with Eastern Canada. The only 2 good thing we get from the East is the sun rising in the morning and soem hockey players, and that is the truth whether you like it or not!

I knew Michigan did it first, but I was more or less talking in terms of the 1st NHL team

It's comments like this, that disgust me. Well that, and the article posted doesn't even make mention to the fact that Detroit, New York, Boston, and others are also thinking of doing the same thing. They'd be stupid not to, with thousands of people wanting to see it. Maybe it's just a shame places like Dallas, San Jose or Pittsburgh can't, cause they don't have the ability to do it, or that the majority fans would have no clue who Troy Loney and Kelly Kesio are.

Heck, I'd be all for having ONLY outdoor games, imagine how much more interesting the games would be, plus if teams could pick to play outdoors then they could make the ice a little bigger as well.

Ah well, it's a pipe dream

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The Red Wings should have a game at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbour. Play the Avs, Leafs, or Blackhawks.

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The way that the Leafs are playing, their next most likely outdoor game will on the golf course next April.

You do realise that Toronto has points in 8 of their last 9 games?

You do realise that Toronto has 21 points and his only 4 points out of first in the East, and 5 points out of 1st overall in the league?

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If you call deadmonton the "City of Champions," I might have to track you down and smack you. ... and I LIVE in deadmonton.
You should move. Clearly, you are unhappy here. :p

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You do realise that Toronto has points in 8 of their last 9 games?

You do realise that Toronto has 21 points and his only 4 points out of first in the East, and 5 points out of 1st overall in the league?
Now, now, now, NOW! There should be no logic present when senseless and random bashing of the Toronto Maple Leafs as an organization, a hockey team, or of any of it's players or employees; is taking place.

As a HFBoard poster, one should come to not only understand this but expect it as well. Do not try to force logic upon them, it is not the way the of the boards...

Note: The Leafs actual play to date is somewhere between the original poster's negative pessimistic comments and Fitty's slightly skewed statistical stance.

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Hemmer, he's a Flames fan, go easy on him.

And yes I agree the second post int his thread went too far, if Toronto wants to do this too, then more power to them. It's great for Canadian hockey, thats the first thing I thought of after I read the article.

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But we had the courage and the crowd to do it. And I'd be willing to bet if they did it again, you'd have to put it at the Big House this time.
Playing in the big house would kick some major arse.....

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