The Winter Classic is next on the chopping block. Barring unexpected progress in the NHL’s contract talks this week, the league’s signature Jan. 1 event will follow the 326 regular-season games already wiped from the schedule. The formal cancellation is expected to be made by Friday, according to a source, just ahead of a deadline built into the NHL’s contract with the University of Michigan. ESPN, quoting an unnamed source, said the announcement would come Thursday...
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