NHL considering Canadian outdoor game

The NHL is considering adding a Winter Classic outdoor game for

Canadian teams.

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

didn’t happen.

“It’s something we’re going to look at for next season,”

commissioner Gary Bettman said Wednesday. “We’ll see if we can make

that happen.”

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.