Re: What does no Wninter Classic mean?
posted at 11/1/2012 9:26 PM EDT
In response to NeelyOrrBourque's comment:
In response to Davinator's comment:
I don't really care much about the WC except it is better to watch on New Year's Day than Bowl games.
I heard a few days ago that the game was in jeopardy when the NHL said if they didn't have movement by Thursday, the game will be cancelled.
Apparently there is a US100,000 deposit that is forfeited to the Michigan stadium group(can't recall their name) if the game is cancelled after a certain date (November 1st). OK.
What I hate are media 'leaks' that warn of pending cancellations...just cancel it when the time comes. Then simply explain why is was announced when it was announced and move tot he next stage - negotiations!!!
Does the league think it has leverage with this game with the union?
Do they think it will make the players think twice about playing in probable inclement weather? Doubt it.
I read there quite a few other games scheduled when the ice surface goes in: college, AHL, alumni games...can they still play those games if the lockout is still on and the game cancelled?
This year's Winter Classic between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings was billed as the biggest in the event's six-year history. Organizers were expecting a crowd that would eclipse the world record of 104,173 who attended the "Big Chill" NCAA game at the University of Michigan in 2010 and an increased number of secondary events -- including alumni, junior, college and American Hockey Leagues games -- were slated for a second outdoor venue at Comerica Park in Detroit.
A source indicated that they wouldn't be held if the Winter Classic was cancelled.