Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Winter Classic!

I have to admit, as little hockey as I've watched this year, the Winter Classic was a great idea. I ended up splitting my time between this and Michigan/Florida...and this one had more excitement! Buffalo may be the only city in the U.S. that could get 71,000 for a hockey game anywhere, much less with freezing temperatures and snow falling the whole time. But that almost made it better. Maybe the start of an annual tradition? Scott Burnside said it best of Buffalo: Reinforcing the notion that Buffalo is a new, true Hockeytown, there are 11,500 fans down at HSBC Arena (the Sabres' regular home) watching the game.

4 comments:

The Dude said...

Hockeytown is Detroit... enough with the blasphemy... i bet these days in Detroit, it's still impossible to buy a ticket to watch Steve Yzerman play hockey.

ThadisRad said...

It would be crazy if the NHL didn't do that again. I am by far the least hockey-oriented dude and even I was intrigued enough to watch a bit. And I looked forward to watching the highlights later.

They got a little unlucky being up against the most interesting bowl game of the day, but overall, surely this was the first positive buzz around the NHL in some time.

The Dude said...

what about the positive buzz when they were able to secure that Outdoor Life TV contract?

Head Dude said...

If ever there was a sign that Nick T hasn't visited this blog in a few days, his lack of response to this post makes it clear!