NHL Winter Classic Cancelled: 4 Ways HBO’s 24/7 Can Fill Its Hockey Void

November 2nd, 2012 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »
With the ice generator at Michigan Stadium unplugged almost exactly two months before the sixth NHL Winter Classic was to be held there, the third season of 24/7: Road to the Winter Classic is on hold for at least a year.

Or, at least, it certainly is as far as following the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs, or any other NHL club is concerned. But the hit miniseries need not give up on tracking hockey altogether in the 2012-13 campaign.

Just as all devout puckheads are plugging their lockout-induced voids with minor pro, collegiate, amateur and international hockey action, HBO ought to consider doing its part to stoke interest in the sport even amidst the top league’s maddening hiatus.

Here are four events at any of those levels that will be conducted on this continent and can be chronicled by 24/7. Even if, in some cases, it means keeping fans waiting a few months, it should still help to retain enough appetites for the next time a Winter Classic is conducted and an insightful buildup is warranted.


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