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  1. New schedule coming soon; Saku Koivu a great free-agent pick-up f...

    E.J. Hradek

    In case you've been wondering, the league will release its 2009-10 regular season schedule sometime next week, most likely Wednesday. The highlight will be the official announcement of the third annual Winter Classic, a match expected to be between t...

    Blog | Conversation | July 09, 2009
  2. Why NHL Players' Association is more open to Winter Classic doubl...

    E.J. Hradek

    After speaking with NHL Players' Association executive director Paul Kelly and Lightning center/competition committee member Jeff Halpern, I expect the competition committee to green light the league's plan for a second outdoor game -- the backend of...

    Blog | Conversation | June 25, 2009
  3. Sources: NHL to host second Winter Classic in 2010

    E.J. Hradek

    The NHL is hoping to double down on the success of its Winter Classic by planning a second outdoor game for Jan. 1, 2010, according to multiple league sources.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2009
  4. Crosby drops the gloves, but Pens' problems remain the same

    E.J. Hradek

    Here's some more Winter Classic fallout. Not surprisingly, NBC was thrilled with the second Winter Classic. Thursday's Wings-Hawks tilt at Wrigley earned a 2.9 overnight rating, up 12 percent from last year's game. Chicago pulled an 11.8 rating, wh...

    Blog | Conversation | January 04, 2009
  5. What now for the Classic? Here are five things for the NHL to con...

    E.J. Hradek

    What's next? That's the natural question after the league's second successful Winter Classic. Here are five things I think the league should consider going forward. 1. Ovechkin! When I talk to people who have seen a lot of NHL games during their car...

    Blog | Conversation | January 02, 2009
  6. Instant analysis from Winter Classic

    E.J. Hradek

    • After falling behind 3-1 in the first period, the Wings charged into the lead with a three-goal second period. Underrated Wings left winger Jiri Hudler netted a pair of rebound goals to tie the game, before superstar Pavel Datsyuk score...

    Blog | Conversation | January 01, 2009
  7. Winter Classic: Players to watch

    E.J. Hradek

    If you don't get to watch too much hockey, you'll be looking to see how the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks respond to the unusual conditions at Wrigley Field. Based on Thursday's weather forecast (which is pretty good at this point), the su...

    Blog | Conversation | December 31, 2008
  8. Winter Classic brings back some ol' Windy City memories

    E.J. Hradek

    CHICAGO -- First things first: It is very cool to see a hockey rink set up inside Wrigley Field. For hockey fans, I think it's a rink of dreams type thing. Maybe King Clancy will skate through the center-field ivy to take a quick twirl. I haven't be...

    Blog | Conversation | December 30, 2008