WJC: New Years Game, Outdoors.

Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by Charlie Milles*, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. I'll be flamed to ashes, for this one but I would love to see an outdoor game Dec. 31 at McMahon Stadium between Canada and the United States (/whoever). The NYE game in past years has been a classic, with few exceptions. The reason, in my estimation, is because of the players. The all seem to be excited-as-hell to play on NYE and their enthusiasm creates timeless games. I wonder if they played outdoors and made more of a spectacle of it, how enthused would players be. I think an outdoor game between the States and Canada, in Canada, would be nothing short of legendary. What say you?
     
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    as long as it doesn't rain...
     
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    Nope. Doesn't belong at the WJC. Let's not overdo the outdoor hockey thing.
     
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    Hell NO it is played to death already with one every year outside for the NHL don't ruin the JRs with one also.
     
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    Thats because it is indoors with good ice. Outdoor games always have poor flow and are usually boring. No thanks to that brutal idea.
     
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    Hate to pile on because I see what you're getting at, but the problem would be timing. You can't mess risking having to cancel/postpone/etc based on weather in a short tournament with no real chance for a re-do. If they had to push it back, it would be a huge problem.
     
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    An outdoor jr game would be cool but not close to the Christmas holidays, which is WJC time.
     
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    If there was ever a time to play it outside, Edmonton would be the place next year.
     
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    Personally I'm not a fan of the outdoor game. There is bad ice so the stars can't shine. And it seems like the game is played so much slower. I think it would be a joke if they put an outdoor game in the WJ's
     
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    Yup, no need to worry about rain in December here :laugh:
     

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