Thursday, January 15, 2009

NHL looks to play outdoors in Vegas, baby! FHF road trip being planned

According to NHL COO John Collins, Las Vegas is being considered as one possibility for the next "Winter" Classic. The game would actually be played on the Strip.

While the FHF tend to disagree about whether playing in the Big Owe is a good idea or not, I think we can all get behind this one. You know, assuming the Vegas Pin-Ups pictured above show up. And strippers. And hookers. And meth. Can you get all that stuff in Vegas? Party time!

(lap dance to SportsbyBrooks via With Leather)


Guillaume Theoret said...

I heard someone suggest that if they could somehow pull off a game on the Rideau Canal that, while there wouldn't be 100k to watch it live it's the TV viewers that the league is trying to get anyway and a game on the canal could be cool.

Maybe in 5-10 years when Ottawa no longer sucks.

Raquel said...

But it's not a Winter Classic unless it's played in sub-zero weather!

Who'd play in Vegas, anyway? Colorado and Phoenix in throwback Nordiques/Jets unis?

I will not be satisfied until I'm up in Montreal wearing my Bruins sweater and drunkenly screaming myself hoarse at Canadian men in Arctic weather, dammit.

Habsfan10 said...


So, you want to be like hundreds of underage New Englanders? Montreal gets that every weekend, if you replace "Bruins jersey" with "Sox or Patriots hat".

hmanpuckfan said...

Ahhhhhhhhh, I can see it now. The game is played in the Ceaser's Palace parking lot and a guy in a parachute comes crashing down on the goalie as a shot is taken at him. Mayhem ensues and the said parachuter is beaten with cell phone by one of equipment guys. Oh yes, good times indeed!!!!

wrap around curl said...

Vegas is the stuff of dreams. You know they hand out hooker baseball cards on the street right? And there are no smoking or open container laws? I was caught off guard when I was in the MGM Grand to see how nice the bathroom was and there was an ashtray in the stall. There are yardsticks or beer. Nay, there are foor footer sticks of beer. People walking around smoking ciggys and drinking a 42 oz beers at 9 am. Gentleman, it is the best of all possible things.

I hope there is one in Vegas. It seem so Fear and Loathing. I'd go.