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PHT Extra: A hockey game at Dodger Stadium?

Jan 23, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

This is for all you traditionalists who think outdoor games should only be played in the cold:

  1. areaman714 - Jan 23, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    I will be there . . . yes, I way over-payed for my seats . . . LET’S GO DUCKS!!!

  2. m1k3g - Jan 23, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    “This is for all you traditionalists who think outdoor games should only be played in the cold:”

    It’s not just that. If they can keep the ice conditions under control, I say go for it. However, this nonsense of doing 9823793483989 outdoor games a season is a bit much. Eventually the weather bug is going to bite them bad.

    I was in Pittsburgh for the Winter Classic and watching the puck slide through an inch of water on the ice all game just killed the experience. The game just wasn’t enjoyable.

    Also, they have got to stop using baseball stadiums to host these games. The layout just isn’t optimized for hockey from a spectator standpoint. I live less than two hours away from Dodger Stadium and many of my friends are Ducks fans. We were all ready to go to this game….

    Then we found out that the cheapest tickets available were over $200 and that would put you up in the stands 25+ yards behind of of the goals. Screw that.

    Sorry, but the NHL just messed up with this one.

    • pandorasdadca - Jan 24, 2014 at 9:58 AM

      They should have put in in LA’s NFL stadium. Oh wait….

      • m1k3g - Jan 24, 2014 at 2:56 PM

        Heck if you ask me, the Coliseum would’ve been better than Dodger Stadium.

      • shortsxit34 - Jan 24, 2014 at 5:30 PM

        You don’t follow college football, do you?

  3. imleftcoast - Jan 23, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Kay Adams sure can talk.

    • thecheeman - Jan 24, 2014 at 8:47 AM

      Kay Adams … so fetching

  4. muckleflugga - Jan 23, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    hmmm … new mac pro or los angeles …fun by any measure …?

    aaaah well, vegas in march by way of consolation

    i’m relatively ancient by standards herein … but i’m no traditionalist beyond burdens imposed by culture and age …

    anyone who thinks hockey has to be played in the cold did not play hockey in a canadian winter … outdoors

    the hockey was as brutal as were the winters … frozen skates … frozen faces and hair … frozen snot … i had as good a shot as anyone and could shatter pucks at will …

    but the blessed chinooks would roll in and we’d play until three in the morning in rolling pick-up games with half the neighbourhood coming and going …

    the best part was finding all the pucks that went over the boards as snow would literally disappear overnight with forty to fifty degree temperature swings

    then they started building indoor rinks … hallelujah … the only drawback was the screaming mothers in the closed spaces …

    ear splitting

  5. penguins87and71 - Jan 23, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    I could see this going two ways it will be an extreme success or a total disaster. Sorry for stating the obvious. I just don’t get how they are going to keep the ice from melting in 70 degree weather. Also the NHL in my opinion is scheduling too many of these outdoor games. I know it’s a big money maker and it might grow the sport, but still it doesn’t feel as special when they only had 1 or even 2 outdoor games a year. The NHL has a gold mine in the outdoor games and they might ruin it for having to many.

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