As you may already know (because you got screwed when it came to buying tickets), the NHL is slated to have a "Winter Classic" on New Year's Day. That's marketing lingo for "outdoor game." The game pits the Pittsburgh Penguins up against the Buffalo Sabres at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo on New Year's Day.
Over at Going Five Hole, Sean has a hunch that the teams will be going retro for the game, and wearing old uniforms from bygone eras. The combination of the old unis and outdoor hockey will surely make us all reminisce about a simpler time, when hockey wasn't about corporate sponsorships, luxury boxes or... wait... the Penguins and Sabres never played outside. This isn't like the good old days at all. It's another in a long line of NHL marketing gimmicks, with one notable difference -- this one is awesome!