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The 2014 Winter Classic will be a Red Wings-Maple Leafs affair

Via Michigan Hockey, I'm not sure whether this qualifies as "news," but the Toronto Star's Kevin McGran reports that the 2014 Winter Classic will indeed reprise of the 2013-scheduled events both before and during the main attraction, a game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI:

It’s all still very hush-hush, but the Maple Leafs and Red Wings will indeed play next January in the NHL’s next instalment of the Winter Classic.

This year’s game, scheduled for New Year’s Day, was cancelled due to the lockout. It was expected to draw 110,000 fans.

But the Star has learned that the NHL is closing in on final talks with officials at the University of Michigan for use of its football stadium, and with the Detroit Tigers for use of Comerica Park in what would be a weeklong festival of hockey capped of by the NHL game.

“My guess is we will officially announce plans in early spring,” a source told the Star.

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Hippy Dave's avatar

It better be.

Posted by Hippy Dave from Portland by way of Detroit on 02/20/13 at 02:41 PM ET

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