Read: What Postponing The Michigan Winter Classic Means

In the Star Tribune, Michael Russo writes that since the next Winter Classic will take place in Michigan will delay the chance that Minnesota gets to host the Winter Classic.

Russo writes that Washington has reportedly been promised a Winter Classic and that the league would obviously want to have the game in New York.

The Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium, which has prevented the Rangers from hosting the game in the past, runs through at least December 2013.

It had been suggested that following Detroit, the next two teams to host the Winter Classic would be Washington and Minnesota.