Report: Dodgers interested in Winter Classic

In a Los Angeles Times story today (link here), Stan Kasten, a member of the Dodgers’ new ownership group, said he intends to look into the possibility of a “Winter Classic’’ NHL game at Dodger Stadium. It’s good to see Kasten — a former Atlanta Thrashers executive — and the Dodgers interested in hockey, but it’s probably a longshot. Gary Bettman has sneered (literally) at any suggestion that a Winter Classic could be played in a warm-weather environment. And while the Kings would love to host an outdoor game — Luc Robitaille is a particularly big proponent — AEG is also in the planning stages of a new downtown football stadium, which would probably be a more likely location in the event that Bettman stops sneering.

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