"With Garden renovations underway, there is increasing chatter that the Rangers will open next season, not in Russia, but with two games in Stockholm against either the Los Angeles Kings or Calgary Flames. Those games would be preceded by exhibition games in Prague and Budapest and three road exhibition games in the U.S. After Europe, the Rangers would play a number of games on the West Coast of either the U.S. or Canada before returning for the home opener around Oct. 30. A NHL spokesman last night said that no contracts have been signed and declined further comment."
For more here's Zipay's article in today's Newsday.
...so not only are season ticket prices going up we're going to lose a game as well? Nice.
...man how burned out are those guys going to be when that road trip is over. Geez.
For the latest on the renovation click here.
Regardless of ticket price/renovations/whatever, I'm all for Stockholm. Lundqvist does so much for the team itself and the organization as a whole; let him play at home. I'm sure he'd love it.
PLEASE LET THEM COME TO STOCKHOLM!!!! Do not begrudge us this opportunity. Bad enough that I have to stay up 'til 4AM to catch the broadcast...
@Random_Ranger Yeah, I'm sure Hank would be loving it.
@DamirLicina +1. At last year's premiere (Sharks - Blue Jackets), people wanted to buy my Rangers hat, so I think that this is good news to others as well.
@DamirLicina Ding, ding, ding. I think we have a fan of the Rangers starting the season overseas. Makes sense with the renovations.
@Linus Would be so good to see them play. I did regret not going to the Czech republic to see them. I also think that, besides maybe Detroit and Toronto, Rangers have the most fans in Sweden
I really hope they come over. The only thing worrying is that this years premiere (SJS - CBJ) ticket sales were below excpectations BUT considering it's the Rangers and Hank is in goal that wouldn't be the problem this time around.