Source: Winter Classic announcement delayed


The long-awaited official announcement of the 2012 Winter Classic between the Flyers and Rangers at Citizens Bank Park appears to have been pushed back -- again.

According to a source involved in the negotiations, no announcement is anticipated this week, after all.

Other sources told that the Flyers had anticipated an announcement two weeks ago, saying that terms and conditions between the NHL and the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park were completed. Never happened.

One newspaper report last week said the announcement was coming this week. Since Thursday is an open date for the Phils, it seemed a logical choice for a press conference. But issues still remain.

All that said, discussions continue between all parties.

The game will be played Jan. 2 at 1 p.m. and will be televised by NBC here in the U.S. and the CBC in Canada.

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