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Don't turn Classic into Overkill

Updated: June 19, 2009, 8:01 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- It appears the NHL is prepared to trade its wildly successful Winter Classic for what would be Winter Overkill.

As ESPN The Magazine's E.J. Hradek first reported Thursday, the NHL is contemplating running two outdoor games on Jan. 1, one in Boston at Fenway Park followed by a second game in Calgary at McMahon Stadium, home of the CFL Stampeders and the site of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1988 Olympics.

Apparently, the Canadian franchises were ...

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