Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Newsday: Mark Herrmann had comments from several Islanders regarding a possible Yankee Stadium outdoor hockey game in the future.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
I did a blog on this back in August on a possible outdoor game here. I just have very little to add beyond it other than to write I do not think New York has that many passionate hockey fans. In terms of ratings in the NY market Michigan-Florida drew 4.5 percent of homes to 2.4 for hockey. Buffalo against Pittsburgh also had the Canadian fans come in from over the border and the buzz from that helped ratings also.
The novelty from this from this event will also go stale soon enough if they plan on doing it every year.
NY Post: Dan Martin did an article on the return of Rick DiPietro.