According to Ken Holland of the Red Wings, the NHL is going to have the Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium On 1/1/14.
Other events at Comerica in December 2013
From Tweets by @FSDwakiji, Dana Wakiji from Fox Sports Detroit.
Sounds like they're going to do everything they had planned this past year. And who said the lockout was a waste of time and accomplished nothing? /raises hand
"Ann Arbor band 'The Arboriginals' were joined by Hazelette Crosby-Robinson, the community relations director for the Washtenaw Community Health Organization, on a track released earlier this month that features plenty of grooving, plenty of boombox-toting and plenty of love for the Maize and Blue."
I just read an interesting article about the cancellation clause in Michigan's contract with the NHL re the Winter Classic. Apparently, the NHL can get out of the contract up to the last minute for only $100K (plus UM's actual expenses). This gives the NHL flexibility to go forward with the event even if a collective bargaining agreement with the players is not reached until December.
At first I thought UM might have gotten screwed by only getting $100,000 even if they spend the bucks necessary to prepare, but it will also be reimbursed for it's expenses (if the contract is cancelled after November 3).
I don't follow hockey much and was not even aware that the season might be interrupted by a strike. I am still trying to get my head around having a hockey game in Michigan Stadium on New Years' Day when (traditionalist as I am), I think the entire focus should be on Michigan playing football somewhere.
Top 10 plays as voted by fans, where would you put Denard to Roundtree?
Mod Edit: Fixed the title. I had no idea what this thread was about. [zl]
Started from a Detroit news twitter account (https://twitter.com/#!/downwithdetroit)
Their source is XX Sports 1090 out of San Diego.
Rumor is that it's the Wings and Maple Leafs playing.
Hopefully this is true, too early to say now though.
NHL confirms 2013 Winter Classic will be at the Big House between the Red Wings and the Maple Leafs.
Source is XX1090AM in San Diego.
Detroit Sports Zone and others are attempting to verify.
@971theticketxyt just said various reports out about the Winter Classic at the Big House between the Wings and Leafs.
That could just be referring to everyone talking about it now though.
Sources tell me reports of winter classic in the big house are premature. No talks about event yet
That's the Michigan Daily senior editor and hockey writer.