The NHL will build on the overwhelming success of the Winter Classic with six outdoor games this season from Jan. 1 onward, including a game between the Ducks and Kings at Dodger Stadium on Jan. 25.

The league's next goal? Possibly bringing an outdoor game to the Valley of the Sun, where temperatures in January can hit the 70s or even the 80s.

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told Sportsnet 590 The Fan in Toronto on Monday that the Valley is prepared to host an outdoor game, and a source confirmed that the Coyotes ownership group has approached the league about doing just that. Members of the IceArizona ownership group will attend the game in LA to experience an outdoor game in a southern climate.

The Coyotes declined comment on any specifics and Daly did not immediately return an email requesting further information, but if the game comes to fruition -- and much must still be sorted out before that happens -- it likely would be held at Chase Field during Super Bowl week in 2015, when the NFL's marquee event is being hosted at University of Phoenix Stadium on Feb. 1.

The stadium's retractable roof would help mitigate the potential for weather issues, but the challenge would be to sell 50,000-plus seats for the game, likely requiring a marquee opponent such as the Chicago Blackhawks.