Winter Classic Between Maple Leafs And Red Wings Set For Michigan Stadium

Discussion in 'Hockey Talk' started by Sportsguy, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Sportsguy

    Sportsguy AKA-Sportsguy9695

    The Winter Classic between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings at Michigan Stadium, canceled this season due to the NHL lockout, has been rescheduled for Jan. 1 next season.

    When this year's event was canceled, the league had said it would schedule the next Winter Classic at the stadium, which holds more than 100,000 people. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement confirming next season's game Sunday before the Red Wings hosted the St. Louis Blues.

    Also, as originally planned, a sheet of ice will also be placed at Comerica Park, where two alumni games, American Hockey League, college, high school and youth games will be held in the two weeks leading up to New Year's Day.

    The jerseys Detroit and Toronto will wear in the Winter Classic and the ones that will be worn during the alumni games were also unveiled.

    Source: ESPN
  2. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

    I'm not much of a hockey fan at all but it is cool seeing open air games played on tv. Must be pretty sweet seeing those games live I imagine.
  3. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin

    [ame=]NHL: 2012 Winter Classic Highlights - Flyers vs Rangers 1/2/12 - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=]NHL: 2011 Winter Classic Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals Highlights - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=]Winter Classic 2010 Bruins vs. Flyers - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=]NHL Winter Classic 2009 - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=]Winter Classic - Penguins @ Sabres 1/1/08 - YouTube[/ame]

    It's usually a cool deal to watch, fan or not. It's a different vibe to the game, at least I think so. Plus I like 'em since the Rangers won their only time in the game over the Flyers.
  4. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    The Pens/Sabres game during snow showers was pretty sweet...