Jan 18, 2012, 1:17 PM EDT
Not so fast on that Winter Classic story – the NHL is denying it’s a “done deal” that the 2013 edition will be played at Michigan Stadium.
The league’s deputy commissioner, Bill Daly, tells the Globe and Mail in an email, “if and when anything is a ‘done deal’ regarding the Winter Classic, it will be announced. We have made no announcements yet.”
Sources tell the Globe that one of the big issues that remains to be solved is alcohol – specifically, the serving of it at the Big House.
Serving alcohol isn’t currently permitted at the college stadium and the NHL wants a liquor license for the game. (We can think of a certain league sponsor that might feel the same way.)
- Report: Hawks feel Kane ‘disrespected’ team, have received trade calls 24
- Hawks’ biggest question: What happens with Patrick Kane? 75
- Hall of Famer Al Arbour passes away 21
- Poll: Who will be San Jose’s next captain? 24
- Mike Richards charged with possession of controlled substance 95
- Gio won’t go: Flames extend Giordano for six years, $40.5M 13
- Pens’ plan for now: Crosby starts as Kessel’s center 25
- O, Dear: Russia fined $85K for skipping Canadian anthem 31
- Kings ink Ehrhoff to a one-year, $1.5 million deal 27
- Quebec City, Vegas advance to final phase of NHL expansion process 50