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Report- NHL Will Not Open The Season In Europe

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

The October 2013 travelogue will feature spots such as Winnipeg, Buffalo and Newark rather than Prague, Stockholm and Helsinki.

That is because the realigned NHL will premier next season without Premiere Games in Europe, Slap Shots has been told.

The future of the Premiere Games — which opened five straight NHL seasons before being wiped off the map by the lockout — will become part of the broader conversation between the league and the union regarding a comprehensive international program.

Deputy commissioner Bill Daly wrote in an email that the league intends to have “planning discussions with the NHLPA in the near future.”


Who knows, maybe they will play some games in Europe sometime other than at the opening of the NHL season.

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Posted by Peter10 from Germany on 04/07/13 at 03:11 PM ET

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Phoenix will move to Prague in 2015. [/troll]

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 04/07/13 at 03:48 PM ET

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