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#1 Oregon Canucky

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:16 PM

There is a pretty bad storm rolling into the North East...
Hurricane Sandy Rocked NY and NJ during the lockout...

Has weather canceled any games that you know of in the history of your fandom?
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:18 PM

I think it happened in Denver within the last few years?

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:20 PM

I think it happened in Denver within the last few years?

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Do they just move the date?
Would a team be allowed to play their "home games" somewhere else to save their season?
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

Postpone and re-schedule if necessary. That is all.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:27 PM

Do they just move the date?
Would a team be allowed to play their "home games" somewhere else to save their season?


If my memory is correct they did move the date and I think Anh was the opponent.

(that's what my fighting of the flu memory tells me :lol: )
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:29 PM

Postpone and re-schedule if necessary. That is all.


Well thats not very exciting. haha. I was just curious about the what-ifs, buts or ands of canceling games.
in a shortened season, rescheduling would be a really big pain. Hope all the fuss is about nothing over there. =)
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

In 2010, a Carolina/Florida post season game was cancelled, but it's post season so it wasn't re-scheduled.
http://www.nhl.com/i...s.htm?id=538900

Jiri Fischer's situation probably relates the best.
http://www.legendsof...18#.URVSXaU0WSo

Following a year in the Czech League, Fischer returned to the NHL where on November 1st, 2005 in a home game against the Nashville Predators he suffered a heart seizure and collapsed on the Red Wing bench. Although Fischer was unconscious for six minutes, he was resuscitated by CPR and defibrillator before being taken to a Detroit hospital. The remainder of the game that night was cancelled, and made up in Janaury of 2006


Though, Keep in mind that the game was already 60 minutes played(i think) and it was 1-0 for Nashville so it carried over. Re-schedule is a pain, but best solution. It just wouldn't make sense to take the game out completely.

Canucks had a game cancelled in the 90's, and Colorado had one years ago - rescheduled.

Edited by Rey, 08 February 2013 - 12:42 PM.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:38 PM

They have moved a few games over the years[1]. More than once or twice[2].
Can't remember witch one tho...[3] Colorado was one of them. Doubt they ever completely cancelled a matchup?[4][5][6]

^ a b c"Spooshy denying excact knowledge of cancellation". February 08, 2013. Retrieved February 08, 2013.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:40 PM

If my memory is correct they did move the date and I think Anh was the opponent.

(that's what my fighting of the flu memory tells me :lol: )


Turns out it was Avs and Blues and it was bad weather in St Louis

http://avalanche.nhl...s.htm?id=551452
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:43 PM

Not totally weather related, but game 4 of the 1988 Stanley Cup finals game between the Oilers and the Bruins was called off part way through the game.

There was fog in the arena and you could hardly see what was going on, then the power went out. The game was tied 3-3 in the second period. They called the rest of the game off and went on with the series. The Oilers completed the sweep the next game, back in Edmonton. So they essentially swept the 4 game series in 5 games.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:58 PM

If an arena was completly destroyed by an act of nature, I wonder if a seperate arena would house a team so that they could finish their season?

ive also heard of teams playing tons of away games during arena renovations. What a pain!
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:17 PM

If an arena was completly destroyed by an act of nature, I wonder if a seperate arena would house a team so that they could finish their season?

ive also heard of teams playing tons of away games during arena renovations. What a pain!


If there was an act of nature big enough to demolish a stadium I think the city would have bigger issues than rebuilding a stadium or finding a place for the Canucks to play.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:28 PM

didn't dallas have a big snowstorm last year and they had to reschedule a game?
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:31 PM

If there was an act of nature big enough to demolish a stadium I think the city would have bigger issues than rebuilding a stadium or finding a place for the Canucks to play.


Well, no kidding... did i sound like i was taking it Lightly? i was just curious about forfiture of a season due to acts of nature. =P

Lets say, for instance;
Boston gets hit with so much snow that the roof of the TD Garden collapses. Are the bruins just out a season or what?
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:38 PM

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Edited by Squeak, 08 February 2013 - 01:38 PM.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:46 PM


Edited by goal-ghost, 08 February 2013 - 01:48 PM.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:57 PM

Weather doesn't stop anything in Jersey:

http://www.nhl.com/i...s.htm?id=651845
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:02 PM

Weather doesn't stop anything in Jersey:

http://www.nhl.com/i...s.htm?id=651845


Now thats pretty amazing. good read, thank you!
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:06 PM

If there was an act of nature big enough to demolish a stadium I think the city would have bigger issues than rebuilding a stadium or finding a place for the Canucks to play.


True enough, but how about an act of poor workmanship or aging construction? For example, Save-On-Foods once had a roof collapse, there was that mall in Ontario last year and Montreal has had a couple of bridges drop.

I would think the solution would be different for every city and would depend on how much time was left in the season. If it was a non-playoff team and there were only a few games left, they might just play those games on the road. But in other cases, I would think they would try to find an alternate location. For example, in Vancouver they might be able to shift to the Pacific Coliseum or Abbotsford. Teams in southern states might have a tough time finding an alternate arena though.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:13 PM

Weather doesn't stop anything in Jersey:

http://www.nhl.com/i...s.htm?id=651845


That was pretty cool. Did you see the price on the guy's ticket?

$19. Section 124, so I am guessing it was a lower bowl seat?
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:56 PM

Yup, weather will cancel one game today.

@LightningTimes
Lightning just got word tonight's game with Bruins in Boston will not be played.
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:01 PM

Snowstorm in the Northeast region of the US is really bad. It's affecting a lot of places such as Boston and even the GTA. I'm surprised only one game so far is being cancelled.
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:05 PM

Crazy to think that I just left there on Tuesday. Glad we got out of there when we did. We did actually have flights delayed and cancelled but that was due to fog.
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:41 PM

Must be really bad for them to postpone a game.

I recall some games being played in almost empty arenas because the weather was so bad but they didn't go so far as to cancel the game.
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:06 PM

Must be really bad for them to postpone a game.

I recall some games being played in almost empty arenas because the weather was so bad but they didn't go so far as to cancel the game.


Although both Clubs and the assigned on-ice officials are in Boston, travel conditions remain too hazardous for fans, security personnel and TD Garden staff to get to the arena.


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:43 PM

They no choice but to cancel the TB/Boston game today. They're expecting so much snow the Mass. governor issues a statewide ban on driving, meaning no one would be able to get to the venue for the game.

Man, our near constant mix of low and high cloud ain't looking so bad now!

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:43 PM

Aha I thought of this thread right away when I read about the cancellation....some bolts fans are even saying its a good thing it got cancelled since they have the bruins/rangers back to back
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:31 PM

The storm that just passed through cancelled 67s, but they played the next day.

http://www.ottawa67s...-due-to-weather
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