View Full Version : Winter Classic '09

07-16-2008, 04:59 PM
There will be no talk of curses allowed. Goats aren't welcome. If somebody wants to call his shot, well that's OK, but probably not recommended, because this is hockey and the goalie won't like it too much.

Oh yes, Wrigley Field is notorious for some of baseball's legendary -- and spookiest stories -- since it was built in 1914 around Clark and Addison Streets, and Sheffield and Waveland Avenues on the North Side of Chicago.

Jan. 1, 2009 figures to be another historic day for the venerable old ballpark when it opens its doors to the National Hockey League for NHL Winter Classic 2009, which this time features an Original Six matchup.

The host Chicago Blackhawks will square off against the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Detroit Red Wings, in a 1 p.m. ET game that should not only capture the attention of the entire sports nation on arguably the greatest sports television day of the year, but could also be a key contest in what figures to be a tight Central Division race. It will be the 701st all-time meeting of the clubs. No NHL opponents have played more regular-season games against each other.

LINK (http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=368489)

This is becoming quite the event, after last year's mega-successful game in Buffalo.

And, it's good to see two Canadian teams playing in Canada among...among...errr...

Oops, sorry guys, not this year /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

Jack Butler
07-16-2008, 07:20 PM
There will be enough Canadian players.
The NHL doesn't have to try that hard to sale it to Canadians.
The pot of gold, if there is one, is in the USA.
Canadians already know how great the game is.
How awesome to share that with our neighbours.
This format would be amazing for the Allstar game.
No reason to apologise, it's good for the game.

07-16-2008, 07:46 PM
Good boy, Jack /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Jack Butler
07-16-2008, 07:51 PM
Why the compliment?

Super Gram
07-16-2008, 09:07 PM
How about the home run contest who won it DUH!!!!!!!

07-17-2008, 11:42 AM

Jack Butler
07-17-2008, 12:04 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: *Super Gram*</div><div class="ubbcode-body">How about the home run contest who won it DUH!!!!!!! </div></div>

Good point Gram.
Canadians, in recent years have MVPed their way through major sports.
28 in the first round was amazing, but it is not how you start, it's how you finish.
Canada was there in the end....nice!

07-17-2008, 03:08 PM

Yeah, the words "Canada" and "Baseball" just slip off the tongue

Jack Butler
07-17-2008, 03:24 PM
Thanks, We agree!!!!

07-17-2008, 04:44 PM
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