Category Archives: Winter Classic

Less than Classic Marketing Instincts

A consumer of NHL hockey for more than three decades, I’ve never once imagined it a clever and effective marketing idea to take NHLers, place them out on a football field, and have them fire pucks through the goalposts and … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals’ Remaining 98.8% Of Schedule Revealed

Today the Washington Capitals announced their 2010-11 Season Schedule—well, they revealed the 81 games we didn’t already know about. Some highlights (and lowlights) of next season’s slate: Continue reading

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Resurrecting a Lost Capitals Classic

In light of the just-announced 2011 Winter Classic, will we finally see the return of the Capitals’ classic sweaters to face off against the Penguins’ baby-blue classics?
Let’s bring the stars back when the superstars meet at Heinz Field. Continue reading

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Classic Rivalry To Open 2011 In Pittsburgh

Well it’s official: The Pittsburgh Penguins will host the Washington Capitals for the 2011 Winter Classic on New Year’s Day at Heinz Field. Continue reading

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A Signing, and Another Sign Perhaps of Winter Classic Fun in Washington

The Capitals today announced the signing of right wing prospect Dmitry Kugryshev, their second-round selection in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The pact is a three-year entry level one. Kugryshev is in his second season skating in North America, for … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Burgeoning Suburban Backyard Rink Boom

Friday’s Chicago Tribune highlighted our favorite passion-hobby sprouting conspicuously across the suburbs of that great city — families taking to skating outdoors, in this case by erecting rinks in their backyards. “Years ago, backyard ice rinks seemed like a luxury … Continue reading

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Comcast Correspondent at a Classic New Year’s Weekend in Beantown

You know how the next best thing to owning a beach house is having a friend who does? Well, we didn’t have  tickets to this year’s Winter Classic, but Comcast Sportsnet’s Lisa Hillary did. Actually, she also worked the system a … Continue reading

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Winter Classic III: Hits and Misses

There’s a 108 percent chance of the Capitals participating in the 2011 Winter Classic, unless you believe that the NHL would like to see another dump-and-chase exhibition seriously limited in its offensive prowess competency. Through two periods Saturday the novice … Continue reading

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A Capital Classic in 2011?

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Bloggers Bounce Questions off of Eddie O

The NHL yesterday hosted a bloggers-only conference call with NBC color guy Ed Olczyk, in conjunction with the league rolling out its on-site preparations at Fenway Park for the Winter Classic. We were fortunate enough to be invited to participate, … Continue reading

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