NHL Winter Classic: 5 Matchups I’d Rather See Than Crosby v. Ovechkin

June 1st, 2010 by Robert Ivaniszyn Leave a reply »
With the announcement that the Pittsburgh Penguins will host the Washington Capitals at Heinz Field for the 2011 Winter Classic, and that Washington will host its own in the next few years, it becomes painfully clear that Gary Bettmann only knows how to milk his two favorite publicity cows. But while the hardcore fans continue to put up with the same sales pitch day in and day out, the new fans in small and medium markets are sick of hearing about the superstars they don't have instead of the ones they do. Seeing the outrage over the choice for the 2011 Winter Classic, I decided to explore five other options for Winter Classics that would not only involve teams we haven't already seen in the outdoor event, but ones that would spread the sport of hockey to the smaller markets in America. Begin Slideshow


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