NHL Needs To Fix Current Winter Classic Stadium Choices

December 19th, 2010 by Matt Hunter Leave a reply »
The NHL's idea to begin a yearly "Winter Classic" has come to be a great idea in which hockey can be showcased on a national level outdoors in venues that can hold more than five times the people than a NHL arena.

Lets first look back at the previous games over the last few years. The first Classic was in 2008 when the Pittsburgh Penguins faced the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium where the Buffalo Bills played.

This game could not have asked for anything more by the NHL. Two of the league's top players (Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby) going up against one of the league's best goalies (Ryan Miller). A snowy day ended with an overtime and shootout game, where the NHL's poster player Sidney Crosby won the game in the shootout.

The 2009 game was played at Wrigley Field between the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks. The game was played on one of the oldest baseball fields in America and setting it up with two of the original six teams added to the hype and excitement for this location and game.

Last year's game we saw the Boston Bruins faceoff against the Philadelphia Flyers at Fenway Park where the Boston Red Sox play. The ...

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