Put Heritage Classic back on the shelf
PITTSBURGH -- Even the most cynical observer would have trouble arguing that the NHL's outdoor experiment has been anything but a roaring success.
Whatever measuring stick you employ -- television ratings, sponsorship, merchandise sales, ticket sales or plain old buzz -- the gutsy decision to hold a regular-season game outdoors on Jan. 1 for the past four years has given the NHL unprecedented exposure.
NHL COO John Collins said Thursday he thinks this season's event in ...
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