Outdoor Game Schedule (nhl.com)
As previously announced, six regular-season games will be played in outdoor locations next season: The Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic and the four-game 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™.
The games, in chronological order, are scheduled as follows:
2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic
Wednesday, Jan. 1, 12:30 p.m. ET — NBC, CBC, RDS
Coors Light NHL Stadium Series
Saturday, Jan. 25, 9:30 p.m. ET — NBC Sports Network, CBC
Sunday, Jan. 26, 12:30 p.m. ET — NBC, CBC
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m. ET — NBC Sports Network
Saturday, March 1, 8 p.m. ET
2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic
Sunday, March 2, 4 p.m. ET — CBC, RDS, NBC Sports Network
Well now isn’t this special? No, six games should be a crime. I don’t care about fair, or just. The Winter Classic was one of the purest forms of hockey. Almost every player has played on a pond or lake or creek at some point. But, name me one player that played on an ocean. You can’t and that just the start of my issues with the NHL adding five extra games.
There is no excuse for having the same team play two out-door games in the same season, let alone play two games back to back.
The NHL has gone from honoring their heritage, to a cash grab. It is border line shameful.
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