Thursday, June 29, 2006

Hockey in the House of Ruth?

A Ranger vs Islanders tilt on New Years Day played outdoors in Yankee Stadium ....I think would be an incredibly cool thing for the league to stage.

"The House that Ruth Built" may be used to stage a hockey event.

Newsday reported on Wednesday that the NHL is looking at the possibility of having the New York Rangers play the New York Islanders in a regular season game at Yankee Stadium.

"A request has been made to use the stadium for an NHL game in the 2006-2007 season," Yankees spokesman Rick Cerrone confirmed to Newsday. "The matter is under discussion."

According to the newspaper, league officials met with both teams as well as city officials and NBC to discuss the feasibility of the event, which would tentatively take place on Jan. 1, 2007.

One NHL team executive informed the newspaper that dates in December also had been presented. NBC is said to be seeking New Year's Day.

"Everybody likes the idea," a source told Newsday. "But there are some obstacles. The question is whether the stadium will be usable at that time of year for that purpose."

One of the obstacles could be the plumbing and water pipes, which would require maintenance to create and maintain the ice surface.
Man, I hope they pull it off.

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