The outdoor game: Gimmick or celebration of hockey's heritage?

Via: ESPN

'Look, if people want to sit in a Buffalo snowdrift and "watch" an NHL game from 300 feet away, God bless 'em. But don't tell me this game should count in the standings. It makes a mockery of the game. You'll have guys out there in toques playing on crappy ice hoping to get the wind for the third period. This may be fun to some, but it ain't legitimate.'