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Do you think the NHL should continue having outdoor hockey games?

Do you think the NHL should continue having outdoor hockey games?

88% 88% [ 7 ]
12% 12% [ 1 ]
0% 0% [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 8

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grumpy old man

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There was a poll in the Free Press where 18% said no, stop these games. I'm just curious. Why would one want to stop these events? They seem to be hugely popular. The three times such an event have been held between NHL teams have been hugely popular. Not just in the city where the game is held but all over Canada and the US.

WFP Poll Results as of 8:30am this morning:
Do you think the NHL should continue having outdoor hockey games?
Yes 81%
No 18%

Total Votes: 269

Deank

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They definately should start playing alot more outdoor games. If for no other reason then to maybe just maybe get some of the 18 and under hockey games in leagues played outdoors again. ( they stop playing outdoors for official games at age 8 )


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Imagine a Winnipeg Jets game held at the stadium...

Outdoors... That's where hockey started, that's where hockey should be played.


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They should continue with the games, but I don't think they should have them more often because the novelty will wear off.

http://anybody-want-a-peanut.blogspot.com/

grumpy old man

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Agreed. One a year, on New Years Day, is a great annual treat.


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Why is this even a poll? What is the issue with having outdoor NHL games? These events bring out the simplicity of this great sport, and bring people together. What in the hell is wrong with that?

This isn't directed at you grumps, but rather at the gay-ass FP who clearly have nothing better to report on.

Deank

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novelty schmovelty.... do it because you can.. not because its novel.


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Seems fewer and fewer kids play out side at least the rink by our place bears this out . Competive hockey that is not fun games , most of the games are inside now .

Deank

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I got out of bed yesterday before 10AM and went and cleaned the rink next door to my house. The parents from one of our teams helped out because they were bringing the whole team out for a new years skate. It took till 1PM to clean it and flood it.. but it was well worth it as the kids were there until 6 at night.

Now why cant they show that dedication for outdoor games instead of just for fun.


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They used to play hockey on the Red but it was banned. Some guy had a break-away and hasn't been seen since.

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That was rosen in 1906. He came back.


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That's when they introduced icing, when the puck went over the Red line...


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40,000 out in Chicago to see the game!
Were there 70,000 out for the game in Edmonton?
it was 1905 for those who care!


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JTF wrote:They used to play hockey on the Red but it was banned. Some guy had a break-away and hasn't been seen since.

Was he going north or south. lol!

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