Could NHL Lockout Freeze Winter Classic All-Star Game?

The dispute between the NHL and NHL Players Association has, to date, cost the league all its preseason games and all regular season games through Nov. 30. Next to fall could be the Bridgestone Winter Classic, scheduled for Jan. 1 at the University of Michigan Stadium between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs (to air on NBC); and the All-Star Game, scheduled for Jan. 27 in Columbus. The NHL could decide on the Winter Classic as early as today, although league executives headquartered in New York might hold off due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy hitting the area. A decision on the All-Star Game could come later in the week. 

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