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NHL hopes outdoor games grow their financial coffers and fan base
NHL hopes outdoor games grow their financial coffers and fan base

High prices and worries about poor sightlines have discouraged some Kings and Ducks fans, but anticipated anomalies, such as eating Dodger Dogs at a hockey game, have inspired more than 47,000 people to buy tickets to Saturday's first-ever hockey game at Dodger Stadium. The game, one of four upcoming outdoor hockey games, is expected to spotlight hockey and the upcoming Winter Olympics at a time when the nation's attention is still on football. "A Kings-Ducks game in the middle of the season, the ratings in L.A. will be tremendous," said Kings President Luc Robitaille. "If it's at Dodger Stadium and you're sitting at home in Boston or Tampa Bay, you...

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