Thursday, January 8, 2009

A belated look at the Winter Classic

Winter Classic
Once again this new years day the NHL staged an outside game for the second year in a row. The game was quite different from outdoor games of the past, with the ice conditions actually good, and the weather ideal for the event. This allowed it to become a high scoring affair with Detroit making the comeback to win 6-4.

As I predicted the game was well watched in the Buffalo area, with the market just behind those that actually had teams playing in the game.

For a look at where the game may go in the future things haven't changed much from last year, but right now the leading contender looks to be Boston which really wouldn't be that bad of a choice. Still I wish the event could stay in Buffalo, as I am sure the city would be able to support it on a yearly basis.

I still feel that Baseball venues are ill suited for this type of event, but they made it work. Just 357 days until the next time the NHL plays outdoors.

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