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Bill Daly On The Outdoor Games

from Andrew Bottomley of Sportsnet,

Regardless of whether or not you like them, the outdoor games popping up each year are good for both the NHL and its players.

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly appeared on Prime Time Sports Monday to discuss the polarizing outdoor games that have been occurring more frequently each year, the most recent of which was Saturday night’s Stadium Series between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals.

“By in large, almost universally, [the players are] supportive,” said Daly. “They really enjoy the experience of playing in that kind of environment in that kind of atmosphere in front of those fans. It energizes their game and it can create a nice diversion from one of your normal, run-of-the-mill NHL games in an arena.

“They’re also very valued to our sponsors, which I think is important at the end of the day — both for the league and for the players.”

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Organizers of those games should be honest in advance with their fans that sight lines are going to be bad and weather is going to be challenging. And compensate for it through the best quality entertainment, atmosphere on a stadium, special perks for visitors, through adding more festivities, fluff, distractions, diversions.

Posted by tutoka from Leelanau Peninsula on 03/05/18 at 10:45 PM ET

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So much this ^^^^^^^^^^^^ Tutoka

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 03/06/18 at 01:00 AM ET

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