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NHL Preparing For Most Patriotic Winter Classic To Date With January's Game In DC
Published June 20, 2014
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HAWKS FLYING SOUTH: TSN's Bob McKenzie reports the Blackhawks will be the Capitals' opponent for the '15 Winter Classic (TWITTER.com, 6/20). It will be the second Winter Classic appearance for each team, and the Blackhawks' third outdoor game (THE DAILY). YAHOO SPORTS' Greg Wyshynski notes the Blackhawks-Captials matchup is "an interesting choice," as the Winter Classic has "traditionally featured geographic rivals." Putting the Blackhawks against the Capitals is "a show of faith that the D.C. market can sell out an outdoor hockey game and that the Chicago market can carry the ratings." It is also "a show of confidence that Blackhawks fans will travel to that game." The NHL's hope is that the "star power" of Capitals RW Alex Ovechkin, Blackhawks RW Patrick Kane and Blackhawks C Jonathan Toews are "enough to sell a game that doesn’t have a built-in rivalry narrative that, say, the Red Wings and Leafs have" (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 6/20).