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Heritage Classic Will Ditch The Zamboni & Go Old School

from Bob Condor of NHL.com,

The NHL’s ice guru, Dan Craig, went straight to his main point in a pre-7 a.m. meeting with Colin Campbell, Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations here at McMahon Stadium.

“I told him we were going ‘old-school,’ ” said Craig, referring to the decision to not send out Zambonis to clean and resurface the ice during intermissions of today’s 2011 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic.

Instead, expert skating NHL ice crew members will clear the ice with specially-designed shovels. Craig’s son, Mike, will follow with a thin spray of hot water from a custom-made water-sprayer unit. Craig will guide his son — now there’s a Heritage twist — by walkie-talkie, since it is hard to see where the spray lands with all of the steam created.

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