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#1 Posted on 16.7.03 1722.05
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New season will feature first outdoor game

Montreal at Edmonton, Commonwealth Stadium, Nov. 22

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#2 Posted on 16.7.03 1725.56
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Actually, there was a thread about this about a month ago.

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#3 Posted on 17.7.03 0611.59
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Yeah, but that thread has been closed.

This event, of course, would only work in Canada. Having said that and knowing the atrocity that is NHL coverage in the States...I'm hoping that even ESPN can see that this game should be televised here in the States.

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#4 Posted on 19.7.03 2135.38
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They showed a dry run of the rink setup in Commonwealth stadium. If it all comes off as expected with 50,000 some fans attending, it's gonna be quite the spectacle.
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#5 Posted on 21.7.03 0324.25
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I hope this works. If the NHL can get some outdoor games in, even if it's in East German Snot, Saskatchewan, it'll be great for attendance and ratings, just to spice things up.

Of course, it's mroe likely that the ice will melt, or that it'll snow, or that something else simply awful will happen.
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#6 Posted on 21.7.03 2209.59
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Are any of the Western Canadian weiners planning on going? I am moving to Calgary in Sept so I'm thinking this game would be worth the drive to Edmonton, just for the spectacle of it all.

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#7 Posted on 21.7.03 2217.59
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    Originally posted by The Goon
    Are any of the Western Canadian weiners planning on going? I am moving to Calgary in Sept so I'm thinking this game would be worth the drive to Edmonton, just for the spectacle of it all.




We're actually trying to get a crew from here in Calgary to head up. As much as Edmonton both sucks and blows, it should be a blast.
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#8 Posted on 22.7.03 0352.21
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If you all do make the trip....can you tell us all how much fun you had? Please?
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#9 Posted on 22.7.03 1108.13
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I'll be going for sure. So far it looks like a group of about six of my friends will be making the trip over the Rockies.

Should be an absolute blast...outdoors, 50,000 in attendance, and Gretzky plays his first oldtimers game.
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#10 Posted on 23.7.03 0855.42
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FINALLY...the Goodyear Blimp can be used for aerials of a hockey game! This has got to be progress for the human race at some level.
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#11 Posted on 23.7.03 0924.12
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Very Cool Indeed. And that ariel shot would be awsome, this could be the game of the year.
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#12 Posted on 23.7.03 1033.49
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    Originally posted by Hurricane
    Very Cool Indeed. And that ariel shot would be awsome, this could be the game of the year.


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