NHL NEWS: NHL to announce 2014 Winter Classic… all six of them!
According to CBC, not only is the NHL holding the previously postponed 2013 NHL Winter Classic between Detroit and Toronto in 2014, they are also going to be holding 5 other Winter Classics around the league! Whilst the Winter Classic is a polarizing event – some feel it is pointless and adds nothing to the sport – it is an occasion that draws in a lot of fans, and of course nets the NHL a tonne of cash from the TV rights holders. I enjoy the Winter Classics, it’s something a bit different and the atmosphere is often tremendous with so many people in the stadiums, along with all the pomp and ceremony and fanfare that goes with it.
The teams partaking in these events will be:
- Detroit vs Toronto (Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan)
- Anaheim vs Los Angeles (Dodger Stadium, LA)
- NY Rangers vs NJ Devils (Yankee Stadium, NY)
- NY Rangers vs NY Islanders (Yankee Stadium, NY)
- Chicago vs Pittsburgh (Stadium TBA, Chicago)
- Ottawa vs Vancouver (BC Place, Vancouver)