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#21 squishyx

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 05:13 PM

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.

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.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 05:58 PM

If the Devils aren't in the winter classic the game won't be played at a Yankee Stadium. Lou is on the board.


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Posted 07 April 2013 - 06:29 PM

Leafs Redwings! its the stiga rod hockey classic!


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Posted 07 April 2013 - 06:56 PM


If the Devils aren't in the winter classic the game won't be played at a Yankee Stadium. Lou is on the board.


And when Lou stands up in the Board meeting and goes, "I don't want the Yankees to make a huge profit from this and get great exposure for the new stadium because my hockey team won't be in it", he will be immediately voted off the Board.. You can't honestly believe that everyone else on the Yankees' Board is going to cater to Lou because of the Devils

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:13 PM

No, I just think the Yankees will apply pressure since Lou is one of their boys and they hate the Dolan's.


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#26 MDPucks

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:36 PM

Yankee Stadium Winter Classic would be Rangers-Bruins or Rangers-Pittsburgh.  I agree that the only way the Devils get involved is if they play a secondary game after the Rags game.  What's interesting is say if the 2014 game is in Dodger Stadium and the 2015 game is in the Bronx, if the NHL keeps the New Years Day timing of the game New Years Day is on a Thursday so there would be plenty of opportunity to have a Devils-Islanders game (or Devils v. Flyers & Islanders v. Capitals doubleheader) at Yankee Stadium on Friday 1/2 or Saturday 1/3 and perhaps make it an NHL Network or NBC Sports Network game nationally.


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:00 AM

two years ago when the Devils had that Q/A campaign, I went to the Rutgers one and someone asked this to Vanderbeek. He said that it is unlikely the Winter Classic will happen in Yankee Stadium. He said they looked into it and said the Yankees won't do it because it interferes with the PinStripe Bowl


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:03 AM

It would be fun to hear the "Rangers Suck!" chant in Yankees Stadium though after we score on the queen.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:37 AM

Thank You!

 

If they use Yankee Stadium it won't happen on New Years Day becase they have a college bowl game two days before! The Yankees are locked in with a multi year contract with the Ncaa and I would be shocked if they didn't renew.

The last game of that contract is either this season or next, but I believe it is this season.  Although, it is really a nothing-bowl.  Could easily be moved (and it probably would be smart to move it) to mid-december on a thursday night where it can actually get some attention.

 

As for a game itself in NY, I would MUCH rather have it at Giants Stadium instead of either of the baseball stadiums.  Much better sight-lines and bigger.  If not there, my second choice would be Miche Stadium at West Point.  Holds about 45,000, overlooks the Hudson river.  Great old-school venue.  Aside from an alumni game, could also have an Army-Navy outdoor game.  As for Giants Stadium, if that means moving it to February, that is fine by me.  President's Day weekend would be a great time to have it.

 

As for teams, I would love to have Rangers-Isles or Rangers-Devils, and I think Bettman would love that, as well.  Problem is NBC allegedly has said they want two different tv markets involved.  I think that is a crock, as I do not know any hockey fan that hasn't watched each WC even though their favorite team was not participating.


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:19 AM

There is no way NBC allows the Devils in a Winter Classic game.    NJ is NOT a media market and no one outside the NY market appreciates the rivalry.


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:26 AM

The last game of that contract is either this season or next, but I believe it is this season.  Although, it is really a nothing-bowl.  Could easily be moved (and it probably would be smart to move it) to mid-december on a thursday night where it can actually get some attention.

 

As for a game itself in NY, I would MUCH rather have it at Giants Stadium instead of either of the baseball stadiums.  Much better sight-lines and bigger.  If not there, my second choice would be Miche Stadium at West Point.  Holds about 45,000, overlooks the Hudson river.  Great old-school venue.  Aside from an alumni game, could also have an Army-Navy outdoor game.  As for Giants Stadium, if that means moving it to February, that is fine by me.  President's Day weekend would be a great time to have it.

 

As for teams, I would love to have Rangers-Isles or Rangers-Devils, and I think Bettman would love that, as well.  Problem is NBC allegedly has said they want two different tv markets involved.  I think that is a crock, as I do not know any hockey fan that hasn't watched each WC even though their favorite team was not participating.

 

So when are you raising Giants stadium from the rubble? methinks that would be quite the time consuming endeavor. In the meantime Metlife Stadium is a suitable option

 

As for Michie Stadium...well it would provide a nice wintry scene that's for sure, however it's a bit too upstate and back-country...and doesn't give any of that NY feel that NBC/NHL is looking for.


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:02 AM

The reason there wasn't a rangers game at Yankee stadium before they committed to the
Pinstripe bowl was exactly the devils. The Yankees would not give it to the rangers without the devils because of Lou's involvement with the yanks and his relationship with randy Levine and lonn trost.

Lou would very much like to be in one and so would jvb obviously.

Devils - Rangers @ Yankee stadium in Nov or feb is possible for sure
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:03 AM

The reason there wasn't a rangers game at Yankee stadium before they committed to the
Pinstripe bowl was exactly the devils. The Yankees would not give it to the rangers without the devils because of Lou's involvement with the yanks and his relationship with randy Levine and lonn trost.

Lou would very much like to be in one and so would jvb obviously.

Devils - Rangers @ Yankee stadium in Nov or feb is possible for sure

Do you think Lou would allow the 24/7 thing to happen though? That sounds like the absolute last thing that would ever happen. Just too much insider info getting out.

Or do you think Lou would just demand in writing that he be guaranteed to be able to cut what he wants from the show, without interference.


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:07 AM

Do you think Lou would allow the 24/7 thing to happen though? That sounds like the absolute last thing that would ever happen. Just too much insider info getting out.

Or do you think Lou would just demand in writing that he be guaranteed to be able to cut what he wants from the show, without interference.

 

I think Lou would agree to a limited 24/7...but he realizes the national level of exposure for the Devils playing in a winter classic should trump his own paranoia about limited access. It would be great for the franchise and Lou will relent.


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:10 PM

The Devils will not be in a Winter Classic.  I think God made that the 11th Commandment, but nobody knows about it because Moses couldn't physically carry the 3rd tablet so he left it behind.

 

However, from reading articles about the additional outdoor games the NHL plans on holding, they want to use them to increase regional interest on a day like "Hockey day in America."  Therefore, a Rags-Isles or Rags-Devils game at Yankee Stadium would be much more likely for one of the secondary outdoor games.


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:52 PM

I think a Devils - Preds WC has the chance to give Saturday afternoon Women's Professional Bowling a good run for its money on national TV, is what I'm thinkin'.


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:44 PM

I don't think a Winter Classic for us is completely out of the question. If they decide to do the multiple regional based games, we're an obvious possibility to be matched with the Rags. Our attendance this year has been fantastic (#s rank low b/c of capacity) and that accounts for something with the league office. I wouldn't think it likely, but I wouldn't be totally surprised by it.

At the very least, I think we will see a Devils outdoor game sometime in the future. It may not be billed as "the" Winter Classic, but the gates are incredible for outdoor hockey and everyone wins and in this area, there's more than enough Rags and Devils fans to sell out a stadium hockey game.
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:25 AM

I don't think a Winter Classic for us is completely out of the question. If they decide to do the multiple regional based games, we're an obvious possibility to be matched with the Rags. Our attendance this year has been fantastic (#s rank low b/c of capacity) and that accounts for something with the league office. I wouldn't think it likely, but I wouldn't be totally surprised by it.

At the very least, I think we will see a Devils outdoor game sometime in the future. It may not be billed as "the" Winter Classic, but the gates are incredible for outdoor hockey and everyone wins and in this area, there's more than enough Rags and Devils fans to sell out a stadium hockey game.

 

It is out of the question.   Multiple regional based games are called "regular season".    To do that would destroy any cache the WC has.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:28 AM

It is out of the question.   Multiple regional based games are called "regular season".    To do that would destroy any cache the WC has.

 

 

Exactly.  The Devils will never play any outdoor game whatsoever unless the roof blows off the arena.

 

Devils fans really need to drop this.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:41 AM

the devils are as likely to be in a winter classic as the jets are to winning a super bowl in the next decade.


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