NHL makes it official, this year's Winter Classic (or Winter Classic 2: Porky's Revenge) will be in Chi-Town featuring the Blackhawks hosting the Detroit Red Wings at Wrigley Field. We promise to try keeping Darren McCarty from chewing on the ivy.
The league also considered Yankee Stadium as well. It was a bit of a disappointment that they decided to go to Chicago instead of New York, it would have been pretty neat for the league to play at Yankee Stadium considering its future demise. But I guess they have their reasons.
One of the perks of having the game on a diamond rather than a gridiron would be the sight lines are much better and fans would be closer to the action. One of the downsides of last year's classic was the action that looked so far off.
No goats will be allowed on the premises.
NHL Schedule will be released tomorrow at noon, but the Caps' staff may release some highlights early. When I get word, I will pass along.