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Reports: Leafs-Wings At Big House All But Done

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ANN ARBOR, MI - DECEMBER 11: Michigan State Spartans and the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan on December 11, 2010 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

ANN ARBOR, MI – DECEMBER 11: Michigan State Spartans and the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan on December 11, 2010 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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By Brian Stubits

It doesn’t sound like it’s going to take the NHL until September to finalize the details for next year’s Winter Classic.

The little steam engine that was rumbling about next year’s game being played at the University of Michigan’s football stadium between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs has morphed into a full-on freight train. Gary Bettman joked at the news conference to announce this past Winter Classic game that it was the worst-kept secret in the NHL. Well, this one might take the cake already.

The conjecture was swirling around the Citizen’s Bank Park press box that the Red Wings would be hosting, very possibly against the Leafs. The question was where? More and more the evidence started to point toward Michigan Stadium, a.k.a. the Big House, being the site.

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