NHL Winter Classic: Penguins Vs. Capitals Alumni Game a Special Moment for Fans

December 11th, 2010 by Laura Falcon Leave a reply »
According to a recent Pittsburgh Penguins announcement, alumni from the Penguins will face off against alumni from the Washington Capitals on the eve of the Winter Classic in an Alumni Game at Heinz Field, further adding to the excitement of the weekend.

Tickets will be available to 10,000 lucky fans for $25 apiece. They will also be granted access to the Pens morning skate, which will follow the game.

As of now, willing participants include Mario Lemieux, Paul Coffey, Ron Francis and Bryan Trottier and recently retired Bill Guerin for the Pens. Peter Bondra is the only official name for the Caps, however there are players like Larry Murphy who will consider dressing for both sides as they played for both teams

The idea, whoever came up with it, is nothing short of a genius not only because of the revenue the imminent sellout will bring, but the image this projects.

I can vouch for the Penguins nation and the chatter that has come from this announcement greatly overpowers that of the Winter Classic, for an obvious reason.

No. 66 will skate once more.

However, I think it's important to look beyond the ...

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