Winter Classic Down South? John Collins Says NHL Is Not There Yet

Posted: 31st December 2009 by Mark Ritter in NHL
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Written By: Mark ôThe Hard Hitterö Ritter

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to sit in on a conversation with John Collins, Chief Operating Officer of the NHL. The topic du jour? The Winter Classic, where it is, where itÆs going, and the process that NHL clubs endure to participate in the event.

When it comes to being considered as a host for the Winter Classic, every NHL team has the green light to put its best foot forward. One of the key components to the bid is getting the NHL clubs to understand what goes into the Classic and what they can expect. Collins stated that ôWe will look at each market on an individual basis and figure out whatever fits best.ö

Clearly, the NHL is trying to create a level playing field for all teams, that said, on the surface, one has ...

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