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by Paul on 06/25/09 at 06:39 PM ET
from the CP via TSN,
There could be as many as three NHL games played outside of traditional venues next season.
The league’s competition committee discussed several different scenarios during a wide-ranging meeting on Thursday and left open the possibility for games to be played outdoors in Boston and Calgary, with another being held under the roof at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium.
“We are looking at a couple potential additional special events beyond the NBC Winter Classic game,” said NHLPA executive director Paul Kelly. “(It’s something) that we all collectively think will be very good for the game. We think that they won’t dilute the product that we’ve created.”
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here will not be a second NHL outdoor game in Calgary on January 1, 2010.
The NHL’s competition committee met today in Montreal and that was one of a number of issues that was dealt with.
While there won’t be a second outdoor game to follow up the currently scheduled New Year’s Day game at Boston’s Fenway Park, there is likely to be a second special event in a Canadian city.
Sources say that event is possibly a game at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium to celebrate the Canadiens’ 100th anniversary.
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