Winter Classic 2008

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    Jan 02, 2008 8:13 AM GMT
    Any opinions on the outdoor game New Year's Day?

    Aside from the outcome, I thought it was a great game, great for the city of Buffalo and hopefully did well in the ratings (if that's possible).
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    Jan 02, 2008 5:31 PM GMT
    I thought it was awesome. You could tell that the players were totally into it. It had a "big sports event" feel to it. Sid the Kid does it again.
    I just wish they could do it in more cities. They could put 106,000 people in Ohio Stadium here in Columbus but the weather would be too iffy.
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    Jan 02, 2008 7:47 PM GMT
    I thought it was a total blast, I wish they would do more stuff like that to promote the sport. I think kids would much rather watch an awesome outdoor hockey game than a boring parade!
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    Jan 02, 2008 7:59 PM GMT
    I thought it was totally awsome. Great that they did it and hope they do them each year. Great way to enjoy hockey--the way it was meant to be played.
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    Jan 03, 2008 12:11 AM GMT
    As far as the TV ratings go, have a look at this story.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/hockey/nhl/01/02/winter.classic.ratings.ap/index.html




    Great stuff.
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    Jan 03, 2008 12:40 AM GMT
    Yeah, I thought it was great across the board. I'm just pissed I had class when the tickets went on sale and wasn't there in person to see a piece of hockey history.

    Anyway, now it's up to the NHL to make the All-Star game a TV success... and then the Playoffs, especially the Finals. It's really sad how such a great sport doesn't get the same attention in the States as it does in Canada.