Outdoor Game Coming to New York Next Year?

The NHL announced Sunday that they have rescheduled the lockout canceled Winter Classic in Ann Arbor between the Red Wings and Maple Leafs for New Years Day 2014.

Now, there are reports out of Los Angeles (H/T to Pro Hockey Talk) that the NHL will hold two more outdoor games next January. One at Dodger Stadium and the other at Yankee Stadium.

The Kings and Ducks will reportedly play at Chavez Ravine on January 25th, while the Yankee Stadium game will be scheduled for January 26th. No teams have been connected to that game.

…the NHL has been drooling over a Yankee Stadium Winter Classic since its inception and it looks like they don't have the patience to wait for the stadium's contract with the "Pinstripe Bowl" to run out before scheduling an outdoor game there. Got to assume the Rangers will be one of the teams involved, but no idea who the second would be. If the Islanders can qualify for the playoffs this season that could be a huge feather in their cap.

…and apparently no one has filled Bettman in on the cluster eff that was the Rangers/Kings preseason outdoor game in Las Vegas. Not sure how in the world the NHL plans on keeping the ice intact in LA.

Las Vegas game video…

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