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2014 NHL Winter Classic to be held in…

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Just as originally planned for this year before the lockout led to its cancellation, Ann Arbor's Michigan Stadium will host the 2014 Winter Classic between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings on New Year's Day.

Just as originally planned for this year before the lockout led to its cancellation, Ann Arbor’s Michigan Stadium will host the 2014 Winter Classic on New Year’s Day. (Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

By Allan Muir

Alright, no real surprise here. The league finally got around to confirming this morning that the 2014 NHL Winter Classic will be exactly where the 2013 NHL Winter Classic was supposed to be, except this time it will, you know, actually take place.

So we’ll have the Red Wings taking on the Maple Leafs at the Big House in Ann Arbor, Mich. on New Year’s Day for what looks to be the biggest game in NHL history. Certainly the biggest in terms of attendance, and probably in terms of hype as well. Read More…


  • Published On Apr 07, 2013
  • Video: The greatest season-ticket promotion ever

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    By Allan Muir

    We are in the presence of genius.

    The USHL’s Fargo Force has always trended toward the clever when trying to get folks in the doors of Scheels Arena. They have Gluten-Free Night. They pit cops versus kids. They even have a bobblehead for a mascot.

    But nothing they’ve done can top the inspired brilliance of this campaign for 2013-14 season tickets.

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  • Published On Feb 22, 2013
  • Budweiser will turn your home into a Red Light district

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    By Allan Muir

    Businesses make millions on crazy concepts all the time. Crocs. Energy-enhancing necklaces. Mumford & Sons records. I actually know people who have spent their own money that they got up early and worked for on the Ear Wax Vac and Forever Lazy, so there’s obviously no limit to how willing we are to buy dumb stuff if we see it on TV.

    But these new Budweiser Red Lights?

    Revealed to a half-drunken Canadian public during Sunday’s Super Bowl, the BRL is a whole new level of faux-high tech goofiness: a WiFi-enabled goal light that flashes red and sounds a goal horn when your favorite Canadian team scores. It’s loud, it’s noisy and it’s just $185! (With delivery starting May 6 and no promise that the signal that turns the light/horn on will be operational beyond this abbreviated season.)

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  • Published On Feb 04, 2013


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