NHL rumored to host 6 outdoor games in ’14, 2 at Yankee Stadium featuring NYR

According to TSN, specifically their “Insider Trading” program, the NHL is planning to host 6 outdoor games next season. As of this writing (Tuesday night), nothing has been confirmed by the league, but it’s certainly an interesting concept. Below are the rumored dates, matchups and locations. January 1st at Michigan Stadium between Toronto and Detroit January 25th at Dodger Stadium…

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Giving the Winter Classic cancellation rumor another look

According to an article written by Katie Strang at ESPN (with Lebrun contributing), the league plans to cancel the Winter Classic on Thursday. Although there wasn’t any detailed information in the article as to why the Classic would be canceled this early, other sites including the CBC and the NY Times have cited different contractual terms as the reasoning behind…

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Watch 24/7 Episode 4

Here’s the video for last night’s 24/7 finale. H/t to Adam Rotter of SNYRB for finding this.

Someone Should Question the NHL

I’m not normally a conspiracy theorist. However the last five minutes of the Winter Classic and in fact throughout a lot of the game, NHL refereeing managed to sink to a new low. Some of the calls (and non-calls), particularly at the end of the game were so bad they were almost funny. This morning I read Rick Carpiniello’s always…

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A Classic Winter Classic. The Recap

From the disrespectful attitude towards the Canadian national anthem, to the putrid Orange Flyers Winter Classic Jersey’s, to the terrible NBC coverage – there was a lot not to like today for Rangers fans. Luckily for Rangers fans there was a lot to like about the final score, the determination they showed in coming back to win and yeah, the…

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Winter Classic Preview: Rangers at Flyers

Standings: Flyers (22-10-4), Rangers (23-9-4) Leading Scorer: Claude Giroux (17-28-45) Goaltender: Sergei Bobrovsky (14 GP, 2.52 GAA, .910 SV%) Rangers Lines (probable) Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Ryan Callahan Brandon Dubinsky-Brian Boyle-John Mitchell Ruslan Fedotenko-Mike Rupp-Brandon Prust Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi Michael Del Zotto-Anton Stralman Marc Staal-Stu Bickel Henrik Lundqvist gets the start. Scratches/Injuries: Wojtek Wolski (groin), Mike Sauer (concussion), Steve…

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No Staal Return – The Right Decision

Marc Staal is not rushing back today (speculation sparked by ESPN’s John Buccigross) and is the right decision from everyone concerned. Given his strong comments relating to any impending Staal comeback, it’s hard to imagine John Tortorella would have sanctioned the pivotal defenseman’s return unless doctors had absolutely cleared him for the game. Staal’s return shouldn’t have come because Ryan McDonagh is…

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Alumni Game In Review

The Flyers/Rangers Alumni Game this afternoon was one of the unexpected highs of hockey for me this year. I got to watch some of my favorite Rangers growing up lace up the skates one last time. There won’t be many bullet points, but here they are nonetheless. The game was very slow moving, but that’s expected considering these guys are…

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Winter Classic Alumni Game

The Winter Classic Alumni Game is today (moved to 3pm from its original start time of 1pm). The Rangers and Flyers alumni will square off in an exhibition game that is sure to be a good time to watch. The rosters are below. Game is at 3pm on Versus. The game will also be on tape delay on MSG starting…

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Watch: 24/7 Episode 3

In keeping up with the posting of 24/7 videos here, enjoy the third episode. S/t to Adam Rotter of SNY Rangers Blog for finding this.