January 7th, 2010, 02:52 PM #41
Yes it would. I'd say within the next 2 or 3 years it could happen.
Originally Posted by Kubrick
January 7th, 2010, 02:57 PM #42
Brittany Murphy's leftovers.
Originally Posted by bodycheck
January 7th, 2010, 03:01 PM #43
It will happen only if Colorado can re-tool themselves. Look at the line-ups so far, they all point to teams that are both prominent and competitive. While Colorado is having an AMAZING year this year, I think they'll have to wait and see what the next couple of years holds for them.
Originally Posted by kingsfan28
As mentioned, all eyes are on New York next year and it WILL be against the Caps, as the NHL wants Ovechkin in this spotlight.
I think the rumor about Yankee Stadium is the biggest issue - Yankee Stadium is out because they are going to be holding a Bowl game next year.
January 7th, 2010, 03:03 PM #44
Believe it or not, Phoenix (as far as weather goes) wouldn't be a bad place for the game..especially if it is a later game...say...4 or 5 Mountain, which is their time (6 or 7 Eastern, 3 or 4 Pacific). It gets VERY cold in the desert in the winter...colder than here in L.A. at any rate. I was just there (in Tucson) on Christmas. 27 at night. Probably 50 at the peak of the heat of the day. Attendance would really suck, but as far as the weather goes...it's a lot easier for the ice.
January 7th, 2010, 03:23 PM #45
I thought it would be pretty cool.. If they had like an extra week or so to work on the rink and install all of the refrigeration gear under the rink, while also plan to play the game later in the evening, I'm sure would help ice conditions for the game. I have no idea though just pure speculation.
January 7th, 2010, 03:36 PM #46
Wont happen. The NHL would have to go through every single possible permutation of Eastern Conf team as well as Eastern Conf and Canadian team. That puts us somewhere around...after we're all dead.
January 7th, 2010, 03:51 PM #47
One of the issues out west is the time of the game. Any game out west would have to start at 9 or 10 am for the 12-1pm east air time, and I believe one of the reasons for the success is that the game comes on before any of the bowl games start and draws in the non hockey fans waiting for football. If you compete with any of the bowl games, the nhl will lose viewers, which I don't think they want.
January 7th, 2010, 04:08 PM #48
Good points. I think the game will remain in the east, or at least east coast teams for a while. As much as we'd all like to see the Kings, after next game I could see the league starting to go with marquee match-ups like PITT vs CHI, the way the NBA does with their Christmas day game.
Originally Posted by dgrycan
January 8th, 2010, 02:13 AM #49
Does anyone think the kings would be able to sell 56,000 tickets?
January 8th, 2010, 02:29 AM #50
Originally Posted by VegasHockey
I thought I saw one of the blogs mention that possibility in passing a couple of months ago. I would definitely find a way to make it out to that.
Originally Posted by Kubrick