The Canadian teams have the heritage classic though to hold them over. I think we will eventually get one (as will all teams) it just might take a while. Not sure if they would do Devils - Rangers though, essentially the same market.
The unwritten list of eligible teams for the Winter Classic is much higher than 8, and even then, the Devils still aren't in it.
Consider all seven Canadian teams to be in the mix because, well, anything Canada + outside + hockey = legitimacy -- says most minds.
Add Boston, Rangers, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Washington (as long as Ovechkin is there), and maybe Buffalo and maybe NYI. That's just the east.
Chicago, Detroit, LA, St. Louis and Colorado in the west. We're at 17 -19. Devils are in the bottom ten. Maybe even the bottom five.
Edited by squishyx, 07 April 2013 - 05:14 PM.