Report: NHL Plans to Have Six Outdoor Games in 2014, Including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Vancouver

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Henrik Zetterberg, Joakim Andersson, Mike BabcockAfter cancelling this year’s Winter Classic event at Michigan Stadium, the NHL announced the game would still take place in 2014. This is usually the only outdoor game of the year, but for the 2013-14 season all that will change.

According to ESPN, the NHL is in the final planning stages of its outdoor stadium series scheduled for next season. The series will include six games — including both American and Canadian teams. The games will be played in various football and baseball stadiums across North America.

The first game will be the rescheduled and much-anticipated matchup in Ann Arbor at the “Big House” — the largest stadium in North American — between the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs. The next five games will follow in the coming weeks proceeding the Winter Classic. The report includes cities such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Vancouver — additional cities will…

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