Maxwell Edison wrote:I know the topic moved in a completely opposite direction but after having been in the new BC Place (granted I was sitting in a suite so my vantage point may be somewhat biased) I think that the building would actually be pretty good for a quasi-outdoor game. Granted at the same time the climate isn't that great for the event - but it would sell out and make the NHL a tonne of cash so who knows what the NHL would want to do.
Well for one thing it wouldn't be a "quasi-outdoor game" because the chance of it pissing down rain between November and february is about 90 % +. So the players would end up playing in BC Place with the roof on which would kind of defeat the purpose of an outdoor event.
Also the sightlines at BC Place are horrific in the upper deck on a massive CFL surface. Translate it to ice and instead of watching ants on the field people would be seeing aphids.
You are probalby right in that it would sell out and the NHL would make a ton of cash. It still doesn't make it a good idea though. I could see those greedy, grubby wops wanting to do something like this and I could see the bush leaguers who run the NHL allowing it to happen.