Ritter’s Rant: NHL in Saskatoon, Brutal Penguins PP, and More

December 17th, 2009 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman doesn’t get everything right, and in some cases, NHL fans feel he needs to have his head examined.  With that said, Bettman’s announcement that he would like to see a second Winter Classic game added in Canada is refreshing and by all accounts, a no-brainer.


I still like the idea of hosting a Winter Classic in Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the Canad Inns Stadium—home of the Canadian Football League’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers—but I am not so sure the aforementioned Bettman will allow that to happen. More likely, a Winter Classic would be held in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, or Calgary.


Word has it the NHL would look to hold the second Winter Classic a week or two after the traditional New Year's day game, which, to me, goes against tradition. Bettman would never do that (go against tradition), would he? Best bet, Calgary ...

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