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The press conference announcing Rangers vs. Flyers is scheduled for 1:00pm ET today.
“The Rangers-Flyers rivalry is one of our very best,” said Gary Bettman, NHL Commissioner. “It is only a short distance from Broadway to Broad Street, and over the years, these not-so-neighborly teams have provided an assortment of memorable games. I have every expectation that the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic will provide more great moments to remember.”
Full text of the press release, plus video of the press conference, are down below.
Also, HBO’s 24/7 will be taking part in the event as well, documenting behind-the-scenes action. More on that can be found at NHL.com.
From Chris Johnston of the Canadian Press via the Globe and Mail:
Few ever thought the NHL would open its doors to camera crews and unfettered access during the regular season, but almost everyone who saw HBO’s “24/7” series was glad they did.
While the league will take some time before deciding what to do for an encore, at least one top executive is willing to dream big — chief operating officer John Collins says he’s open to the idea of doing something similar during the post-season.
“That would be the ultimate, being able to take fans inside the Stanley Cup playoffs,” Collins said Friday in an interview. “We’ll look at it. It’s certainly not something we’ll be able to pull together for this year.
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