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NHL European Games Lack Creativity

The New York Yankees will face the Boston Red Sox on June 29th and 30th in London, England.

It is still (arguably) Major League Baseball’s biggest rivalry, and the MLB is sending it overseas; meanwhile the NHL has given us Winnipeg vs Florida and Colorado vs Ottawa over the past two seasons.

The last time the NHL scheduled a match-up even close to rivalry territory was Detroit vs. St. Louis in 2009, when the Red Wings were still in the Central Division.

In reality you’d have to go back to 2007 to find an NHL game with any real, true heat to it being scheduled over seasons – when Anaheim, fresh off the first Stanley Cup in franchise history, faced Los Angeles in London.

Isn’t it about time the NHL got a little more creative here?

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