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Plans in the works for a Kings-Ducks hockey game at Dodger Stadium

New Jersey Devils' Zach Parise, of Czech Republic, scores past Los Angeles Kings' Jonathan Quick in the first period during Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals, Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Newark, N.J.. The Devils defeated the Kings 2-1.
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Is it a good idea to have a Kings hockey game outside at Dodger Stadium?

Is outdoor hockey a fun idea, or a gimmick? Would you like to see the Kings and the Ducks face off at Dodger Stadium?

Helene Elliott of the LA Times reports that the NHL is close to finalizing an outdoor hockey game in 2014 between the two SoCal hockey rivals. The NHL has been reticent about hosting an outdoor game in a warm weather city -- in 1991 the Kings played an exhibition game on an outdoor rink outside of Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas amid upper 80’s temperature and the rink was overrun by grasshoppers -- but the plan is to hold the game at night in January, and with improved technology (the NHL has a portable rink they use at outdoor games) the ice should keep a strong game condition.

Is outdoor hockey a fun idea, or a gimmick? Would you like to see the Kings and the Ducks face off at Dodger Stadium?

Guest:
Bob Miller, LA Kings play-by-play announcer since 1973

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