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[[File:07NHLLondon.jpg|thumb|200px|Program from the game in London.]]
 
[[File:07NHLLondon.jpg|thumb|200px|Program from the game in London.]]
 
==League business==
 
==League business==
The season features [[Reebok]]'s new Rbk EDGE [[hockey jersey]]s. This is the first league-wide uniform innovation "in the history of any major North American professional sports league".
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The season features [[Reebok]]'s new [[Rbk EDGE]] [[hockey jersey]]s. This is the first league-wide uniform innovation "in the history of any major North American professional sports league".
   
 
Partially due to the league-wide uniform changes, 7 teams (Boston, Tampa Bay, Vancouver, Washington, Ottawa, San Jose and Columbus) unveiled new logos prior to the season's beginning.
 
Partially due to the league-wide uniform changes, 7 teams (Boston, Tampa Bay, Vancouver, Washington, Ottawa, San Jose and Columbus) unveiled new logos prior to the season's beginning.
   
On March 1, [[2007]], the NHL officially announced the regular season would open on September 29, [[2007]] with the first of back-to-back games in [[London, England]] at [[The O2|The O<sub>2</sub>]]. They were the first NHL regular season games ever played in [[Europe]]. Both games featured the [[Anaheim Ducks]] - who played their first games in their defense of the Stanley Cup - and the [[Los Angeles Kings]] (who are owned by [[Anschutz Entertainment Group]], the same company that owns The O<sub>2</sub>).<ref name="NHLinEurope">{{cite web|url=http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=332514|title=On your mark, get set ... open datebooks!|publisher=NHL.com|accessdate=2007-07-12}}</ref>
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On March 1, [[2007]], the NHL officially announced the regular season would open on September 29, [[2007]] with the first of back-to-back games in [[London]] at [[The O2|The O<sub>2</sub>]]. They were the first NHL regular season games ever played in [[Europe]]. Both games featured the [[Anaheim Ducks]] - who played their first games in their defense of the Stanley Cup - and the [[Los Angeles Kings]] (who are owned by [[Anschutz Entertainment Group]], the same company that owns The O<sub>2</sub>).<ref name="NHLinEurope">{{cite web|url=http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=332514|title=On your mark, get set ... open datebooks!|publisher=NHL.com|accessdate=2007-07-12}}</ref>
   
 
On September 17, [[2007]], the NHL announced the first outdoor game in over four years would be played between the [[Pittsburgh Penguins]] and the [[Buffalo Sabres]] at Buffalo's [[Ralph Wilson Stadium]], home of the '''Buffalo Bills''', on January 1, [[2008]]. The event - which will be known as the [[AMP NHL Winter Classic]] - will be the first time an NHL regular-season game has been played outdoors in the [[United States]]. The last outdoor NHL game was the [[Heritage Classic]] played between the [[Montreal Canadiens]] and [[Edmonton Oilers]] at [[Commonwealth Stadium (Edmonton)|Commonwealth Stadium]] on November 22, [[2003]].<ref name="NHL">{{cite web|url=http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=337552|title=Happy New Year! Pens, Sabres to play outside in Buffalo|publisher=NHL.com|accessdate=2007-09-17}}</ref>
 
On September 17, [[2007]], the NHL announced the first outdoor game in over four years would be played between the [[Pittsburgh Penguins]] and the [[Buffalo Sabres]] at Buffalo's [[Ralph Wilson Stadium]], home of the '''Buffalo Bills''', on January 1, [[2008]]. The event - which will be known as the [[AMP NHL Winter Classic]] - will be the first time an NHL regular-season game has been played outdoors in the [[United States]]. The last outdoor NHL game was the [[Heritage Classic]] played between the [[Montreal Canadiens]] and [[Edmonton Oilers]] at [[Commonwealth Stadium (Edmonton)|Commonwealth Stadium]] on November 22, [[2003]].<ref name="NHL">{{cite web|url=http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=337552|title=Happy New Year! Pens, Sabres to play outside in Buffalo|publisher=NHL.com|accessdate=2007-09-17}}</ref>
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