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Winter Classic has right venue, wrong team

Updated: July 15, 2009, 2:37 PM ET
By Scott Burnside

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For the third straight season, the NHL is venturing out of doors Jan. 1 with its wildly successful Winter Classic.

Sidney Crosby was there for the inaugural one in Buffalo in 2008.

Last year, the NHL made great strides both in terms of marketing the event and the game conditions themselves with its terrific Original Six clash between Detroit and Chicago at venerable Wrigley Field.

This year, the NHL will try to take yet another step forward ...

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