Thursday, April 09, 2009
A gossip column at the Boston Herald is not only reporting that Boston is in the running for the next Winter Classic on NBC, but that it's actually official. The source says that the Bruins will be hosting a yet to be named opponent on January 1st, 2010, at Fenway Park....
Don’t breathe a word of this. Because nobody’s supposed to know. But the Boston Bruins [team stats] will host the NHL’s Winter Classic outdoor hockey game against an unnamed opponent Jan. 1 at Fenway Park!Seems like a great idea if you ask me, but I still think a game on the "Mall" in DC would be amazing. Any of those cities would do an amazing job of hosting one of the year's coolest events though.
Our spies on Lansdowne Street say the League has given its blessing to a 2010 New Year’s Day game in the Hub of Hockey, choosing Boston over New York and Philadelphia.
League reps had visited all three cities and, in Boston, looked at both Fenway and Gillette Stadium . However, scheduling around any Patriots [team stats] post-season play was a tricky proposition, we’re told, and ultimately Fenway got the nod.
Ice Is Nice at Fenway (Boston Herald)