NHL considering Canadian outdoor game
The NHL is considering adding a Winter Classic outdoor game for
So far the league’s annual outdoor game on New Year’s Day has
matched up teams from American cities with strong hockey
followings. Adding Canadian teams was considered for 2010, but it
“It’s something we’re going to look at for next season,”
commissioner Gary Bettman said Wednesday. “We’ll see if we can make
The Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers are scheduled to
play at Fenway Park on Jan. 1. Last year, Detroit and Chicago
played at Wrigley Field after the first Classic matched up Buffalo
and Pittsburgh on a snowy day in western New York.
Bettman said all six Canadian teams have expressed interest
in hosting or playing in the game.