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NHL announces plans for World Cup in 2016
NHL announces plans for World Cup in 2016

Not yet ready to expand beyond 30 franchises but eager to pull in more dollars and fans, the NHL on Saturday announced it will stage three of its popular and profitable outdoor games next season and will revive the World Cup tournament under a debatable new format in 2016. The next Winter Classic will match the Montreal Canadiens against the Boston Bruins on Jan. 1 at Gillette Field. Stadium Series games will feature the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild on Feb. 21 at TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota, and the Detroit Red Wings facing the Colorado Avalanche at Coors Field in Denver on Feb. 27. Field issues led the league to delay an outdoor game in Winnipeg. The...

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