September 26th, 2011, 12:39 PM #1
Rangers @ Flyers for 2012 Winter Classic.
Can't say that I'm a fan of seeing another team get to repeat in the Winter Classic. All about the ratings and merchandise sales, ya know? Whatever, I'd watch a Winter Classic of Phoenix @ Minnesota or something of that nature. Of course I'm not the majority.
Flyers, Rangers officially tabbed for 2012 Winter Classic - 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic
September 26th, 2011, 01:08 PM #2
Maybe the fans can boo Santa Claus again...
September 26th, 2011, 05:06 PM #3
I said that I would boycott watching this game. I hope to stick to my word. I can already see the next few WC matchups: Pen/Rags, Pens/Caps, Phi/Pens, Pens/Caps/Rags, Rags/Rags, etc.
September 26th, 2011, 05:45 PM #4
I read somewhere that the league promised the visiting teams of these games a home game as well. So we should see either Washington or Detroit host next year. Blah!
September 26th, 2011, 07:06 PM #5
Eventually the NHL will just cut the fat where needed and only utilize the absolute, most necessary points of interest towards a mainstream crowd.
Winter Classic 2017:
@ YANKEE STADIUM
IN A STEEL CAGE!
September 26th, 2011, 07:17 PM #6
Can't take it anymore. Same boring ass teams in the WC. Nothing fresh, just an east coast slurp fest. Won't be watching this year, or following years until we see a Western team in it. (No, Chi and Det don't count.)
Last edited by Brandon; September 26th, 2011 at 07:22 PM.
September 26th, 2011, 07:49 PM #7
If nothing else this makes me look forward to HBOs 24/7 series following them around.(even tho I don't have HBO anymore )
September 26th, 2011, 08:19 PM #8
I have no problem with the Rangers being there, since it is their first time. However, some variety with teams is going to be needed in the future or this event will grow old real fast. If Columbus could ever get it's act together, seeing them play the Red Wings (i.e. Ohio State vs. Michigan) would be pretty neat, either at the Shoe or the Big House.
September 26th, 2011, 08:31 PM #9
Well, the Wings already played a WC. I'd prefer to reserve the winter climate teams as future Winter Classic home games against teams that aren't able to do a true, winter type of outdoor game. So, say some matchups like Florida @ Columbus, Dallas @ Minnesota, and L.A. @ Colorado would all be cool in my book.
Originally Posted by 05/29/93
September 27th, 2011, 04:58 PM #10
haha, i can't wait to see how torts is in the room.
Originally Posted by CardiacKid56