Report: NHL planning on 2013-14 stadium series

Get ready for a lot of outdoor games in 2013-14. (Getty Images)
Get ready for a lot of outdoor games in 2013-14. (Getty Images)

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If you're upset that you missed out on the NHL Winter Classic this season because of the lockout, the league is apparently getting ready to give you as many outdoor games as you can handle.

TSN revealed on Tuesday night that the league is preparing to unveil a "stadium series" for the 2013-14 season that could feature as many as six outdoor games, including the Jan. 1 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium that will include the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings.

The other games that are reportedly in the works:

The Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings facing off at Dodger Stadium on Jan. 25

The New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers at Yankee Stadium on Jan. 26

The Rangers and New York Islanders at Yankee Stadium on Jan. 27

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks at Solder Field on March 1

The Ottawa Senators and Vancouver Canucks at BC Place on March 2

The idea of a second outdoor game being played at Dodger Stadium has already been mentioned, but the stadium series takes it to an entirely new level.

The Winter Classic has been a cash cow for the NHL since it made its debut during the 2007-08 season in Buffalo and has become the signature event of the regular season.

At some point you have to wonder when all of these become too much of a good thing, but it's obvious the NHL is going to try and milk this as much as it can.

CBS Sports Writer

Adam Gretz has been writing about the NHL and taking an analytical approach to the game since the start of the 2008 season. A member of the PHWA since 2015, he has spent more than three years covering... Full Bio

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