Well, the rumors of the Chicago Blackhawks and outdoor games are flying today. Earlier this evening, I wrote about a report claiming the Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild could meet for the 2015 Winter Classic.
Tonight, various hockey journalists, including TSN's panel of insiders, reported on the possibility of a six game "Stadium Series" that would take place in various outdoor venues next season.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings at the Big House in Ann Arbor, MI
Anaheim Ducks vs LA Kings at Dodger Stadium
New Jersey Devils vs New York Rangers at Yankee Stadium**
New York Islanders vs New York Rangers at Yankee Stadium**
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Chicago Blackhawks at Soldier Field
Ottawa Senators vs Vancouver Canucks at BC Place
**events would coincide with Super Bowl week in New York
Anyone else concerned it could be 70 degrees at Soldier Field in March? I guess if they can make it work at Dodger Stadium, they can make it work at Soldier Field.
While these games are just rumors at this point, the TSN panel seemed fairly confident that these games can and will occur.