NHL Winter Classic Continues Tradition
It’s a tradition that was started 10 years ago. The backdrop was a striking scene resembling the kind of picture-perfect usually only found in snow-globes. The place was Buffalo, New York. It was the Sabres and the Penguins and it was nothing short beautiful.
Now, a decade later, the NHL Winter Classic is well-loved for being one of the games on the NHL calendar to really look forward to. The Winter Classic has been described as Hockey returning to its original, natural habitat and we could not agree more. This year, the event will be staged in New York City for the very first time in its 10-year history and there probably isn’t a more perfect location to celebrate 10 years of wonderful NHL tradition.
Sabres Vs. Rangers
The puck is ready to drop at 1 p.m. on New Year’s day and this time round it will be the Rangers and the Sabres battling it out in extreme sub-zero temperatures. NHL’s live television Network will provide live coverage of the event for the benefit of those not able to attend in person. Pre- and post-game interviews will also be broadcast as well as running commentary before and after the time by Jamison Coyle, E.J. Hradek, Tony Luftman and Jackie Redmond.
Mike Johnson, Mike Rupp and former Rangers goalie Kevin Weekes will also join in on the snowy action and fun.
The event is made all the more special by the fact that one of the inaugural teams will be competing this year. It will be a second appearance in the NHL Winter Classic for both the Sabres and the Rangers.
Rangers Tease Fans With Jersey Reveal
The Rangers recently teased their excited fans with a fake jersey reveal on social media. Suffice to say, fans were amused and unimpressed all in one go. The jersey has since been revealed for real and will feature the original RANGERS marking in stark white against the blue and red colours. A white collar has also been chosen for the jersey and edges the colours off very nicely.
The Winter Classic logo appears on one of the shoulders of the jersey, with the other one having been left blank. The pants have remained the signature Rangers hue of red.
The Winter Classic jerseys will be available for purchase by fans at the MSG Team Store for the duration of the month of December.
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