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Outdoor Game Could Return to Boston in 2014

February 24th, 2013 at 1:24 PM
By Tim ODonnell

It looks like the NHL could be adding more outdoor games to the schedule in 2014. And Boston is on the list of potential cities. According to the Fourth Period this comes as a response to the 2013 Winter Classic in Detroit was canceled.

The 2014 Winter Classic has been rescheduled for Michigan's Big House between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Along with Boston, New York and Los Angeles are also being considered for outdoor games. New York would host the game at Yankee Stadium while Dodger Stadium would be the venue in Los Angeles. A game at Yankee Stadium would definitely be a big draw for fans, especially if they can get a rivalry game like Rangers-Devils.

According to Joe Haggery of, a game involving the Bruins would most likely take place at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots. Hosting the game at Gillette would allow more fans to be able to attend and would be w win-win for everyone.

The Bruins continue to grow as one of the more popular teams in the NHL and have a rabid fan base in the NHL. The Winter Classic at Fenway Park was a huge success. It would be unlikely for the Bruins to play the Philadelphia Flyers again, but a game against a Northeast Division rival could happen.

There is no official word on if the NHL will play multiple outdoor games in 2014.  This is a tactic to try and recoup the lost money and fans but I'm sure fans will not object to seeing multiple outdoor games.

Tags: Boston, Boston Bruins, Hockey, NHL, Winter Classic

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