Tuesday, January 01, 2008
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.