9:34PM: Tom Gulitti tweets that there will be Alumni Games at the outdoor rink at Yankee Stadium as well.
8:33PM: Katie Strang writes at ESPN NY that the Rangers will be the VISITORS in both games.
8:20PM: The games, according to TSN, will take place on:
- Jan 26: Rangers/Devils
- Jan 29: Rangers/Islanders
8:17PM: Katie Strang says that she is also hearing that the NHL is planning on outdoor games between the Rangers and Devils and Rangers and Flyers.
7:58PM: On Insider Trading on TSN, Darren Dreger said that the Rangers will play the Devils and Islanders in outdoor games at Yankee Stadium next season.
Dreger says that these games will take place during Super Bowl week next year.
The Super Bowl is February 2nd, 2014 at Met Life Stadium.
Dreger noted that this is still subject to some change and that contracts have not been signed yet.
THIS SECTION has all of the previous talk about a 2014 outdoor game for the Rangers.
According to Helene Elliot of the LA Times, via Sean Leahy, the NHL may stage an outdoor game on 1/26/14 in NY.
The preferred venue for the game is Yankee Stadium.
She notes that the Kings and Ducks are likely to play at Dodgers Stadium on 1/25/14.
Today in Detroit, the NHL officially announced that the 2014 Winter Classic will take place at the University of Michigan between the Red Wings and Maple Leafs.
NHL COO John Collins told Craig Custance that the league is working hard to try and have multiple outdoor games in a season a early as next season.
Elliotte Frieman tweets that LA seems like a “slam dunk” to have an outdoor game and there are rumors of one happening in New York City and possibly a Heritage Classic in Canada.
THIS SECTION has more info on a NY Winter Classic.
There was a report last night that the NHL was considering adding additional outdoor games next season.
One of those games would reportedly be at Yankee Stadium.
The Hot Stove on CBC, had a follow up to this report.
Elliotte Friedman said “I hadn’t heard the venue before but they really want to do this.”
Glenn Healy then followed up and said, “John Collins (NHL COO) has a stadium series, he has had it for a long time. This is where hockey ops and business collide. We have had so many close calls with these outdoor games, you can do three, four, five of them.”
Then everyone on the panel agreed with the idea of them being “HUGE” revenue generators for the league and the players.
According to The Fourth Period, the NHL is discussing the idea of having additional outdoor games next season, besides the Winter Classic, and NY and LA are being considered as venues.
Dating back to last year, there have been rumblings about a non-winter classic game happening at Yankee Stadium.
Adam Rotter: I heard the same kind of rumblings a few weeks ago about an outdoor game, most likely at Yankee Stadium, at some point next season. The date and opponent are still TBA but it if it happens, it will likely be a regional opponent like the Islanders or Devils. It is not clear if getting an outdoor game would impact the Rangers getting the Winter Classic in the future.
THIS SECTION has been following the pursuit of having the Winter Classic in NYC.