April 17, 2013

NHL Planning 6 Outdoor Games In 2014

The NHL is in the final planning stages of its much-anticipated series of outdoor stadium games next season with six outdoor contests set to take place in football and baseball stadiums across North America, sources familiar with the plan confirmed to ESPN.com Tuesday. The series will start with the annual Winter Classic, recently confirmed for [...]

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April 8, 2013

NHL Discussing Having Multiple Outdoor Games

The NHL officially announced the 2014 Winter Classic between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings to be played on New Year’s Day but it’s sounding like it won’t be the lone outdoor game next season. NHL COO John Collins said the league is in high level discussions with the NHL’s Board of Governors, interested teams and the [...]

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April 7, 2013

Detroit Red Wings And Toronto Maple Leafs To Play In 2014 Winter Classic

In an announcement Sunday morning at Joe Louis Arena, Commissioner Gary Bettman formally confirmed that the 2014 Bridgetone NHL Winter Classic will be played at Michigan Stadium between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 1, 2014. If that sounds familiar, it’s because that was the plan for the 2013 Winter Classic [...]

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March 10, 2013

Winnipeg Jets Making Pitch To Host 2016 Heritage Classic

The Winnipeg Jets are making a pitch to host the NHL Heritage Classic in 2016. When the team arrived in New Jersey for Sunday’s game against the Devils, True North chairman Mark Chipman confirmed reports that the team is in preliminary negotiations with NHL to host an outdoor game. According to the Winnipeg Free Press, [...]

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February 24, 2013

NHL Considering Multiple Outdoors Games In 2014

According to TheFourthPeriod.com is reporting that the NHL is planning on having not one, but several additional outdoor games in 2014, a series of outdoor games, if you will, which will begin with the Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. Where will these games take place? Well, the NHL is currently trying to fit [...]

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November 4, 2012

NHL And NHLPA Labor Talks Resumed Saturday

After more than two weeks apart and the hockey season hanging in the balance, the NHL and the NHL Players Association returned to the bargaining table Saturday after more than two weeks off. The hope of a full season being played is already gone, and so is the popular New Year’s Day Winter Classic. If [...]

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November 2, 2012

NHL Cancels Winter Classic

The NHL has decided to cancel the Winter Classic, which was slated to feature the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs at the University of Michigan’s football stadium in Ann Arbor on January 1, a source told ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun on Friday. In the six weeks since the lockout began, the work stoppage has caused the cancellation of [...]

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October 31, 2012

Quebec Labor Board To Hear NHLPA’s Appeal

Although there have been no formal negotiations between the NHL and NHLPA in nearly two weeks, the two sides are set to battle it out in court again in December. According to a spokesperson, the Quebec Labour Relations Board has set aside December 6-7 to hear the NHLPA‘s case on behalf of several players from [...]

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October 30, 2012

NHL Is Ready To Cancel Winter Classic

Although there was limited communication between NHL Players Association special counsel Steve Fehr and NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly over the weekend, the stalemate between the sides continues, making it likely that the Winter Classic will be canceled, ESPN reports. Daly said Monday that the two sides had no plans to meet but that the [...]

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August 13, 2012

NHL Has Until January 1st To Cancel Winter Classic

The NHL has the ability to cancel the Winter Classic between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings at Michigan Stadium on the date of the game, January 1, if there’s a lockout, according to the New York Times. The league would forfeit only $100,000 of its $3 million stadium rental fee. In part, the contract [...]

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