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Canada wants its own Winter Classic

Updated: June 20, 2009, 6:44 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- While there is much clamoring for a second Winter Classic game in Calgary next January 1, if history is any indicator look for the NHL's competition committee to put the kibosh on the plan when they meet Thursday.

NHLPA executive director Paul Kelly acknowledged there was pressure from Canadian fans and Canadian national broadcaster, the CBC, who felt excluded by the Winter Classic process which, by next Jan. 1, will have featured six American-based teams.

Because the ...

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