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Larry Brooks says that the NHL needs to get a renewed interest in the Winter Classic and one way to do it would be to play the game in Europe and use the Rangers as one of the teams. (NY Post)

Brooks suggests Wembley Stadium in London and a matchup that would feature the Rangers against a team like the Kings, Penguins, Maple Leafs or Canadiens.? (NY Post)

Josh Cooper listed Rangers/Habs at Wembley as the top choice for a Winter Classic the NHL should have. (Yahoo)

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8/19/13: (7:17PM) The Rangers have begun alerting season subscribers, via Dom, about a window in which they can purchase tickets to the Stadium Series games at Yankee Stadium against the Devils and Islanders.

The team is offering tickets to season subscribers and doing so in two games packs and selling the same number of seats that the season subscriber has a Madison Square Garden. The seats for both games in the pack are at the same location.

The team will offer all season subscribers the chance to purchase tickets but in different stages. Priority to purchase is based on "current seating levels and tenure to allow equivalent access."

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On CBC's Hotstove segment on Saturday, Elliotte Friedman spoke about how each outdoor game that the NHL puts on is projected to bring in $30 million in revenue.

With the six outdoor games planned for next season, that would $90 million each in HRR for owners and the players.

Glenn Healey said that the league is working on a three-year plan that will bring in an increase of $1 billion in HRR.

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Was at the game and sat in section 113 right behind the philly net. Most of my section was NY ranger season subscribers, so it was nice to be surrounded by Rangers fans. The flyers fans that sat by me weren't to harsh, yea they gave it to use pretty good when they were up 2-0 but after that they were silent most of the night. Best part of the night was Larry, (who dances at mostly every rangers game) was 1 Section over and they played the song he dances too and our whole section erupted and he got up and did his dance. Philly fans didn't know what was going on so I explained to them who he was and they said, they had a guy who did that also. Later in the game they showed the Flyers guy who dances for them, he was awful and we started chanting LARRY'S BETTER!! LARRY'S BETTER!! It was a great game, and a great experience. Not easy to see the game but as far as how much fun it was I would def go again if the Rangers were involved, hopefully in NY.
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The following is my review of the 2012 Winter Classic as fan without a ticket but with a great tailgating party and a victorious attitude.

As a partial-plan holder, my options to purchase a ticket were limited. As such, I did not attend the game but decided to accompany a co-worker and his friends to the ballpark for a tailgate party. I work in south jersey and my co-worker and friends are all Flyers fans. While I debate in my head how this will end, I arrive at the house for the convoy at 8:00AM and find several Flyers fans awaiting departure. The fans are calm, as it is early, and my Rangers gear is welcomed but they know I am the lone fan. I knew going into this event my attendance as a Rangers fan would be isolated but I forge on knowing that the men I am with are not only fans, but gentlemen, and their demeanor reflects their attitude.

As the part departs Hamilton, New Jersey, I am welcomed not only as a fan, but as an equal in this experience which anxiously awaits the game with great anticipation. Following the pick-up of the tailgate food at the local deli, we depart for Philadelphia. We get on the road quickly and following a brief stop in Burlington, New Jersey to pick up the final member of our party.

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During his press conference following the Winter Classic, Gary Bettman said on the NHL Network that there has been considerable debate in the league office over whether to allow teams to play regular season outdoor games that are not the Winter Classic.

Bettman says that the league is tightly controlling the amount of outdoor games that are being put on.

I had wondered in the past if it would be possible for the Rangers to play a game outside in the NY area that wasn't the Winter Classic.

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Season subscriber Cliff emailed me some of his stories and thoughts from his trip down to Philadelphia for the Winter Classic:

Had center ice seats - but last row of place - see pic with Linc in background.? Moved down to awesome 300 center seats in 3rd.

My 12 year old stirred it up with some Flyers fans with 2 minutes to go in game.? They told him to hit the Turnpike and go back to NY.? My son calmly said "no thanks - I'd rather stay and look at the scoreboard".? They went silent after that.

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After the Rangers win over the Panthers in Florida, John Tortorella gave his thoughts on the Winter Classic during the MSG Postgame show

It's Philadelphia, it's a huge two points for us. There is a lot of hoopla over this regular season game but we need to worry about playing our game and finding a way to win.

Torts also said that it was an honor to play in the game and that he is glad that it is finally here.

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The Flyers have scored 123 goals this season while the Rangers have scored 107.

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Larry Brooks and Tim Panaccio tweet that the NHL has pushed the Winter Classic back to start at 3PM.

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It was reported earlier this week that the Yankees have talked with NBC and the NHL about an outdoor game that would maybe not be the Winter Classic.

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Marty Biron says that he may keep his Winter Classic mask through the season and wear it when the team wears the Heritage jersey.

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EA Sports has simulated the Rangers and Flyers game on Monday and have the Flyers winning 3-1 over the Rangers.

They have Artem Anisimov scoring on the PP, from Derek Stepan and Brad Richards, before the Flyers run off three straight goals to win.

Scoring Summary

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this is from the window at my desk at SNY. Was hoping I would get the blue or red side.....

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Issac writes about the Flyers for Philly Sports Daily.

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The Rangers revealed their Winter Classic jerseys yesterday to mixed reviews.

At Icethetics, Chris looks at why some of the jerseys design elements are what they are:

It's a very simple design but there's something about the oversized stripes that make the players almost look like kids. Not sure if that was intentional. But if it was, it's kind of brilliant. Part of the draw of the outdoor game is to recapture that feeling of children playing on the pond in tattered old sweaters. The vintage white adds to that, making the jerseys look unwashed.
The colors are from the Heritage jersey and Reebok and the Rangers came up with the design.

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Update: 4:29PM: the team sent through these images:

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Update: 2:27PM: The jerseys will be revealed at 4PM and SNY will have cameras there for video.

Original Post: The team has announced on Facebook that they will reveal the Winter Classic jersey on Monday.

The Flyers revealed their jersey this past Monday.

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Update: 1:18PM: Sarah says that the jerseys cost $219 with a name on the back and $169 without a name.

I have heard that the issue with the Rangers jersey is something with Reebok and that it is possible that jerseys will not be readily available until the middle of December.

The NHL Store, which had no information for me when I asked, has said to other people that they will have them on December 1.

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