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‘We’re definitely on schedule’: Work continues ahead of 2014 Winter Classic

Dec 26, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

The days are ticking away until the 2014 NHL Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium.

According to, crews returned to the stadium Thursday to clean snow off the ice surface, before further preparations to the ice could continue. The Winter Classic goes between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings on Jan. 1.

“We’re definitely on schedule,” NHL Facilities Operations Manager Dan Craig told the league’s website. “The weather hasn’t been a hindrance at all. Today was basically scheduled as a clean-up day.”

The photo used in this post is a screen grab off

Here is a link of a 360-degree view of the arena, and the stadium on what looked like a beautiful winter day on Thursday, also courtesy of

  1. blomfeld - Dec 27, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    BETTMAN = ENTERPRISE !!!!!!! :)

    • joey4id - Dec 27, 2013 at 12:03 PM

      Bettman has done for hockey what Jobs did for Apple, and he has a lot more coming. We should all be grateful for Mr. B.

  2. muckleflugga - Dec 27, 2013 at 3:17 AM


    drop the upper case, the exclamation marks and the religious references which, used glibly and in context of a hockey blog, strike me as somewhat blasphemous if not boring…

    become more readable

    • thailer35 - Dec 27, 2013 at 9:49 AM

      Not much has ever been said with more unintended irony than this.

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