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by Paul on 08/08/13 at 05:02 PM ET
from the CP at TSN,
"If you're looking at it on a national basis, obviously we're doing more," commissioner Gary Bettman said Thursday at Yankee Stadium, which will host two games in January. "But for teams and markets that want to host this (event), for fans that want to attend, we can't do enough of them."
In Canada and the United States, the NHL's "Stadium Series" that includes stops at Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium, Chicago's Soldier Field and Yankee Stadium and the Heritage Classic in Vancouver might not get as much attention as the Winter Classic in Ann Arbor, Mich. But within those areas, they're can't-miss events.
"The reason we're doing more outdoor games is really what it's now doing locally," Bettman said. "This is an incomparable event and what happens is fans get connected to the game in ways they never imagined, we get new fans who, for the first time, will come and be a part of this. This is a fan-oriented, fan-driven event, and that's why we're doing so many games so we can bring it to more fans."
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