NHL fans awoke to a new year and some fresh plans for the NHL to continue their tradition of outdoor games. Sporstnet’s Elliotte Freidman was one of several NHL insiders to report the surprising news first thing this morning.
Per Friedman’s report the NHL is beginning plans with four teams as part of a first-ever two-game, two-day “Outdoor Weekend” showcase at Lake Tahoe. More specifically the events will be held at Edgewood Tahoe Resort, home of the popular celebrity golf tournament, and will be played around the 16th, 17th and 18th holes of the course.
Fans will not be in attendance, as the number of attendees will be limited to about 400. This will all but be taken up by the teams’ traveling parties and staff needed to run the events. The lack of fans will give TV coverage some unique opportunities to broadcast the games like, possibly, more drone cameras.
More news will follow, but the games featured are the Colorado Avalanche vs the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday, Feb 20, and the Philadelphia Flyers vs the Boston Bruins on Sunday, Feb 21. These games were the only two scheduled for the targeted weekend, which suggests this event was part of the NHL’s plan all along.
Four teams — Boston, Colorado, Philadelphia and Vegas — are headed to Lake Tahoe in February: https://t.co/GDFc633pVD
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 1, 2021