Sunday, January 10, 2010

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Winter Classic at Citi Field: maybe not? (speculation)

There's a really good read on Uni Watch about the NHL's Winter Classic.   The ratings slipped this year, and Uni Watch's analysis is that the novelty is wearing off.

Furthermore, the ratings may have been helped by Wrigley and then Fenway, and "Citi Field" isn't that sexy for a nationwide audience.   However, real Yankee Stadium is gone and the new fake one is tied up with a bowl game.  

Read the article, Citi might not be the lock Jeff and Rod Gilbert want it to be.

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2 Responses to "Winter Classic at Citi Field: maybe not? (speculation)"
VJ Vazquez said :
January 10, 2010 at 7:51 PM
Imagine this scenario:

Rangers lead the Islanders by a goal with 2 minutes to play in regulation. Isles are just awarded a power play...John Tortarella signals to the bullpen...it's Armando Benitez skating out to replace Henrik Lundqvist and nail down the Winter Classic...the Rangers actually win this one since the Islanders couldn't find a pair of skates to fit Brian Jordan.
DyHrdMET said :
January 10, 2010 at 8:17 PM
I wrote something on this a few days ago speculating the possibilites in bringing the Winter Classic to this area next year.

http://rememberingshea.blogspot.com/2010/01/will-there-be-ice-hockey-at-citi-field.html

I love the idea of having it somewhere in the area, but the NHL will either pass over NYC entirely, or settle for something(s) they don't want in order to have it here.

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