MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens are looking at playing an outdoor game at Olympic Stadium as part of their 100th anniversary celebrations.
Outdoor games have been all the rage in the NHL since the Edmonton Oilers hosted the first one against Montreal at Commonwealth Stadium.
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Do you like outdoor NHL games?
Really, the outdoor games are not very good when you compare them to the regular, indoor games. The game is too cold and there's no hitting, or it snows (like last year in Buffalo) and the game has to be stopped quite a bit to clear the ice.
It's neat once in a while, but not that entertaining as far as the game goes.
gordholio, 2008-09-07 15:21:03
It's pretty cosy watching it on TV by the fire.
Vince in Ottawa, 2008-09-05 01:39:31
Personally I'd prefer to have NHL hold more offsite games in small markets like Winnipeg who don't have their own team and would like to see an NHL game. This might bring more interest to the NHL outside of their usual markets.
Rick W., 2008-09-04 14:58:32
We invented indoor hockey for a reason, pretty good ones. Ice consistency, quality and fan comfort.
Al this does is allow owners to sell you seats where the game is a dot and if you would have known you were going to freeze, pay through the nose to not see a game, you wouldn't have bought in the first place.
wayne, 2008-09-04 14:36:43