The NHL, embroiled in an ongoing lockout with the Players’ Association, has cancelled the Winter Classic. The Jan. 1 game between the Red Wings and the Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium was expected to draw more than 100,000 fans and be quite the spectacle, presuming it was not 50 degrees and rainy.
Bettman insists a shortened season remains a possibility, though the more pertinent question at this point is whether anyone outside the league’s core pockets will notice.
Great news for Detroit as well. Now, all the city has to look forward to after the Tigers getting swept are the Pistons and the conclusions of mediocre Michigan, Michigan State and Lions’ seasons. At least Michigan fans won’t have to choose between hockey and watching an SEC team curb stomp them in the Outback bowl.
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