Jan 1, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; (EDITORS NOTE: image generated by stitching multiple photographs into a panorama) A general view of Michigan Stadium during the 2014 Winter Classic hockey game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Capitals and the Winter Classic


The Winter Classic and Stadium Series has come on in force these past couple of years to the point of having six outdoor games last year.

The League has decided, due to lost revenue and an effort to go big to soon, that they will scale back the winter classic and stadium series games to just two this coming year.  The Washington Capitals will play in one and host it as well.  The venues up for the hosting duties are the Nationals Park, FedEx Field or Camden Yards in Baltimore.

The Washington Capitals could host one of four teams; the Bruins, the Penguins, the Rangers, or the Flyers.

The second game will take place on the other side of the nation, being played in either AT&T Park or Levi’s Stadium; both in San Fransisco, with the San Jose Sharks being the guaranteed team with a strong chance that the L.A. Kings are brought in as well.

The League scaling back is due to lost revenue last year trying to push six outdoor games down out throats.  I enjoy the outdoor games and think that it is a great idea but there can be too much of a good thing.  Moving it back to either two or three games a year I think is perfect.  Promoting them could be better as well as there is a limited supply so economically speaking, demand should go up, which means more money.  This will work as long as they keep rotating through and providing different cities and teams to play in them.

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  • Truf

    Nats Park please! Fed ex is a dump and to big, and Camden is in BALTIMORE!

    • DashingDave314

      Wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world if it’s in Baltimore. IMO, OPACY or M&T Bank Stadium would be better venues than Nats Park. But yeah, I can understand why they want in DC. Nats Park is probably the only viable option.

  • Hockeydude99

    Like nats Park but may run into problems with the Learners so Camden yards looks real good. Also so glad that they are cutting back on the outdoor games. Last year 6 was just to many and they were starting to lose their luster and interest. Two would be a nice number one Winter Classic and one Heritage Classic. Forget the Stadium Series. Come on June 27/28, July 1st and Oct!!!!