BOSTON (CBS) — Might the Bruins spend another New Year’s Day playing in a Winter Classic?
According to CSN Philly’s Tim Panaccio, they may, as he reported the Bruins and Flyers are finalists to be the visiting team when the Capitals host a Winter Classic next season. Sportsnet reported earlier Friday that the Capitals will be hosting the game, though it did not specify whether the game would take place at Nationals Park or a different venue.
The Bruins hosted a Winter Classic of their own at Fenway Park on New Year’s Day 2010, beating the Flyers 2-1 in overtime.
In January 2012, Bruins president Cam Neely told Felger & Mazz that the Bruins were “extremely interested in being involved in a Winter Classic again.”
“My hopes are and my belief is that we’ll be involved in a Winter Classic in the near future,” Neely said at the time.
Later in January 2012, Neely told Felger & Mazz that the Bruins would be open to being featured on the HBO series “24/7,” which the organization has already essentially done by creating its own TV program, “Behind The B.”
“[The NHL] is aware of our interest in being involved, as most of the teams would like to be involved,” Neely told Felger & Mazz. “Whether we’re a host or not, I’ve shared with them that we’d like to be involved with the Winter Classic game. I think it’s a fantastic event. It’s fun to be a part of, I’d love to host it again as an organization down the road once they’ve gone through the cities that probably are deserving of it, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be a road team. I think it’d be a lot of fun.”
None of the reports have been confirmed, but Sportsnet said the Capitals …read more
Source: CBS local Boston