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01-01-2011, 11:29 PM
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Even the Flyers fans admit they shouldn't get it...

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01-01-2011, 11:31 PM
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I too think Coors would be a better setting or even Folsom, but the NHL will want the fannies and it'll be at Invesco if the game comes here. I can see it now...Sakic, Elway and Helton with the ceremonial puck drop

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01-01-2011, 11:33 PM
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But if our opponent is Detroit, wouldn't the game be played in Michigan at the Big House? They already played in Chicago, so the next Winter Classic Detroit's in would probably be at their home state.


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01-01-2011, 11:55 PM
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I would think it would have to be Detroit because of the rivalry.
There is no present rivalry between teams. The only thing remaining is the remnants of distaste between the fan clubs, which is hardly surprising the ****ing disgusting tossers that are in their section but I desist...

Penguins shouldn't have had a second game and neither should the Red Wings.

Stars @ Wild would be great but the NHL won't go for that.

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01-02-2011, 12:02 AM
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Okay, let's run with this for a bit.

Coors Field:
-Advantages: Great, classic architecture. Aesthetically beautiful. Located downtown in a similarly styled, business-oriented part of town (LoDo) = greater impact on surrounding businesses and projecting the "image" of the city. Baseball stadium = unique sight lines. Flexibility with venue use (aka, nobody using the place 'til March).
-Disadvantages: Limited attendance capacity (but see Wrigley, Fenway in prior years).
- HishonHishoff can rent out his loft for $3,000 for the weekend.

Invesco:
-Advantages: Greatest attendance capactiy. Football stadium = consistent sight lines for rink view. "Mile High" name attached to stadium (albeit poorly).
-Disadvantages: Location (Federal). Lack of proximity to surrounding businesses/attractions/anything nice. Bland styling. Silly Broncos logo in seats. Potential scheduling conflicts.

In my mind, Coors > Invesco 100% of the time.

If we were talking about the real Mile High Stadium, this would be a whole different debate.
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01-02-2011, 12:07 AM
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Not only would the game itself be awesome, think about all the attention and media the Avs would get, not to mention the possibility of an Avs 24/7 show.

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01-02-2011, 12:14 AM
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Not only would the game itself be awesome, think about all the attention and media the Avs would get, not to mention the possibility of an Avs 24/7 show.
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01-02-2011, 12:44 AM
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There is no present rivalry between teams. The only thing remaining is the remnants of distaste between the fan clubs, which is hardly surprising the ****ing disgusting tossers that are in their section but I desist...

Penguins shouldn't have had a second game and neither should the Red Wings.

Stars @ Wild would be great but the NHL won't go for that.
2 of the 3 games played this year between the two teams have been pretty memorable, and I'd go as far as to say that present rivalry doesn't mean squat. Otherwise, Buffalo and Pittsburgh, or Boston and Philadelphia should've never played against each other. Hell Montreal and Calgary is pretty far down on the list of rivalries between Canadian teams that should get an outdoor game.

If anything, a Winter Classic between Colorado and Detroit could be the piece in the puzzle to reignite this rivalry. It certainly helped a Boston and Philadelphia rivalry when they met in the playoffs last year. And I think it can help between these two teams... plus, who wouldn't want to see an alumni game between both teams? I also don't see why a Wild and Stars game would be very good.

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01-02-2011, 01:10 AM
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If anything, a Winter Classic between Colorado and Detroit could be the piece in the puzzle to reignite this rivalry. It certainly helped a Boston and Philadelphia rivalry when they met in the playoffs last year. And I think it can help between these two teams... plus, who wouldn't want to see an alumni game between both teams? I also don't see why a Wild and Stars game would be very good.
1. The two teams hated each others; that will not happen again

2. Flyers, Bruins and Red Wings are Cup contenders, Avs are not

3. Due to the Minnesota North Stars mainly

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01-02-2011, 02:08 AM
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Wow, Colorado - Detroit would be awesome.

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That would be GREAT!
When does the next pairing usually get announced?

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01-02-2011, 08:03 AM
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I can't believe you guys are calling it Invesco. It's one thing for the media to call it that, as they're pretty much forced to. As fans, you shouldn't sell out so easy. It's still Mile High. As soon as you start calling it Invesco, that's lost.

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01-02-2011, 08:32 AM
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A Colorado-Detroit game would be worth it just for the alumni game.

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01-02-2011, 10:14 AM
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That would be GREAT!
When does the next pairing usually get announced?
March 28th is when the last one was announced

EDIT: That's when the home team was announced/leaked
http://www.nesn.com/2010/03/report-2...ittsburgh.html

EDIT2: May 28th was when Bettman announced it.

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01-02-2011, 11:25 AM
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Not only would the game itself be awesome, think about all the attention and media the Avs would get, not to mention the possibility of an Avs 24/7 show.
That is what I would want most.

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01-02-2011, 11:36 AM
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I can't believe you guys are calling it Invesco. It's one thing for the media to call it that, as they're pretty much forced to. As fans, you shouldn't sell out so easy. It's still Mile High. As soon as you start calling it Invesco, that's lost.
Yeah but Invesco isn't Mile High Stadium. As sad as it is to say as a season ticket holder...calling Invesco Mile High is tarnishing the memory of Old Mile High. The new building has no personality...it's too static and too empty (looking at you Club Level) to be called Mile High.

As for the WC...if we were to get it here. I would say Avs/Kings would be the best matchup. The Avs and Kings (along with Dallas) are arguably the biggest Western Conference Hockey Markets in the USA (true West not Detroit in the Eastern Time Zone "west"). And they are both good young teams that are playoff contenders.

Venue wise Coors Field would be the best choice...but how awesome would the AFA be. Corporate Sponsorship could factor though. Bud Light is a big NHL sponsor. Could they keep the game out of "Coors" Field? Although I could see the league pushing Invesco Field hard...75,000+ tickets is hard to ignore. Especially if the NFL is in lockout and the stadium is available all year.

Uniforms...either rock the old Home Jerseys, the ones before the unipron. Or do what the Penguins did this year and make a jersey that combines elements from the teams history. Maybe use the current 3rd Jersey but in Nordique blue and red. With Avalanche down the front insted of Colorado, the Avs Logo on one shoulder and the Nordiques on the other with the fleur de leis along the bottom.

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01-02-2011, 11:38 AM
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That is what I would want most.
As long as it's better than "The Season" that ESPN did a few years back.

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01-02-2011, 12:04 PM
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That is what I would want most.
HBO wouldn't jump on that I don't think.

It was the cliché marketing ploy with Sidney Crosby going at Alexander Ovechkin making HBO, or rather the NHL most likely approaching HBO with the idea, think it was a worth-while effort for them.

Previous HBO 24/7's have always revolved around some kind of Star vs Star type rivalry.

Unless they're going to make out the Avalanche/Redwings rivalry as a present-day thing, then I'm sure they could shoehorn it in.

I'd just like to see the mile-high city get it.

But BC is a close second... It's gorgeous out there...

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A Colorado-Detroit game would be worth it just for the alumni game.
Thats the only reason I wanna see it. Imagine.

Forsberg, Sakic, Roy, Kamensky, Lemiuex, Young, Deadmarsh, Foote Krupp, Fedorov, Yzerman, Vernon, Fetisov, Kozlov, McCarty, Shannahan, Lapointe, Larionov etc.

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I can't imagine they'd have it in Denver; there's a good chance it'd be a disaster. You're more likely to have 60 degree weather than below freezing weather.
This is simply incorrect.

And again, for the nth time, Denver is a very good candidate weather-wise for this event, not only for temperature, but for other conditions related to moisture--and most importantly, the fact that rain here on this date is a virtual non-occurrence historically.

You're more likely to hear Peter McNab utter a critical word than you are to get rain in Denver on January 1st.

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01-02-2011, 01:35 PM
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I can't believe you guys are calling it Invesco. It's one thing for the media to call it that, as they're pretty much forced to. As fans, you shouldn't sell out so easy. It's still Mile High. As soon as you start calling it Invesco, that's lost.
No, it's not.

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01-02-2011, 01:49 PM
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HBO wouldn't jump on that I don't think.

It was the cliché marketing ploy with Sidney Crosby going at Alexander Ovechkin making HBO
, or rather the NHL most likely approaching HBO with the idea, think it was a worth-while effort for them.

Previous HBO 24/7's have always revolved around some kind of Star vs Star type rivalry.

Unless they're going to make out the Avalanche/Redwings rivalry as a present-day thing, then I'm sure they could shoehorn it in.

I'd just like to see the mile-high city get it.

But BC is a close second... It's gorgeous out there...
And that's what disappoints me the most

Even if the Avs aren't in the Winter Classic next year I would still look forward to another 24/7 series (no matter the teams). However, as you mentioned above HBO probably won't be as interested without the "great" Ovechkin and Crosby.

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Everything seems favorable for the avalanche except an opponent because we don't really have that "one" rivalry anymore.
I think if we had a hard fought playoff series with detriot or LA this year in the playoffs it would be perfect or even wait till 2013 till an opponent arises.

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I'd love to play you guys in a WC. But if we're being realistic, they'd probably make you play LA for marketing reasons

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I'd love to play you guys in a WC. But if we're being realistic, they'd probably make you play LA for marketing reasons
I know they want to market the game to non traditional fanbases, but I have a hard time seeing the NHL putting two teams without a whole lot of history between each other out there. that being said, if one of the "southern" US teams were to play in one of these, it would probably be against the Avs, as the location is somewhat better. Would rather play Detroit, either here or in the big house.

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