Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Canadiens Will Wait For Olympic Stadium Game

Canadiens put on ice idea of hosting Capitals at Olympic Stadium in November.
Photo Globe And Mail

From Canada.com:

The Montreal Canadiens will not be playing a game at Olympic Stadium in November after all.

A plan to move the Nov. 28 game against Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals from the Bell Centre as part of the Canadiens' centenary celebrations received the go-ahead from the National Hockey League's competition committee at the June entry draft in Montreal. But with the Montreal Alouettes expected to make a deep run in the Canadian Football League playoffs, the Canadiens decided there simply wouldn't be enough time to set up the Big O for a hockey game.

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More News On The Canadians (Not) Playing In The Olympic Stadium

No Olympic Stadium game for Habs this year -- CBC
Canadiens shut down stadium game vs. Ovechkin, Washington -- Yahoo Sports Canada
Big O a no-go for Habs -- Globe And Mail
Habs nix stadium game -- Slam Sports

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