Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 12/30/11
How has “Hockeytown U.S.A.” never hosted a NHL Winter Classic? The Detroit Red Wings are one of the game’s most legendary brands and franchises. With the exception of the Montreal Canadiens, no team has a richer history and more iconic logo on their sweater. Of course, Montreal hasn’t hosted the game either, but first things first. The Wings have the perfect venue with a track record of success for hosting outdoor hockey, exactly what the January 1 NHL event. And that venue, Michigan Stadium, home of the Wolverines of college football, also recently got lights just in case the league wants to move the event to prime time. Yes, the perfect scenario is right outside the Detroit suburbs. The Winter Classic is not like the Super Bowl or the NCAA Final Four where they book the location multiple years in advance. It’s only four years old and its future locations are very much up in the air. So Detroit “you only get one shot! Do not miss your chance cuz opportunity comes once in a life t...
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