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What if the Winter Classic weather is awful?

Dec 29, 2011, 5:18 PM EDT

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In case you were wondering what’s going to happen if Monday’s weather or ice conditions don’t allow the Winter Classic to be played at its scheduled 1 p.m. ET start time – here’s the plan, according to the Canadian Press:

In the event of inclement weather or poor ice conditions, [NHL chief operating officer John] Collins says the contingency plan includes moving the start time back to late afternoon or evening on Jan. 2 or possibly pushing it back to Jan. 3 “if the day really is bad.”

Fortunately the forecast for Monday in Philadelphia remains promising, with just a 20-percent chance of precipitation. It might be windy, but that shouldn’t hold the game up.

  1. ballsohardu - Dec 29, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    Cant get any worse than last year. That game was hard to watch…

  2. t16rich - Dec 29, 2011 at 6:54 PM

    Since the NHL seems to bank a pretty penny from this game and conditions arnt ideal for players safety ,do you people think it’s fair that these players get a pay raise for one game? And how about the HBO special, is Bryz becoming a richer man from that because if not, he should be. And yes, I said you people.

  3. trbowman - Dec 29, 2011 at 9:12 PM

    I hope it’s awful.

  4. muckthefets23 - Dec 29, 2011 at 10:18 PM

    What do you mean “you people”?!… Great movie.

  5. polegojim - Dec 30, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    High temps or pounding snow… those are the biggest fears. Cold not a big dea.

    High temps would be worst case scenario. No one wants to see them playing in boots!

    I’d enjoy seeing some snow falling during the game though.

    Winter Classic should feel like…. Winter, right!

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