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Julian Edelman gets into the Winter Classic spirit

In an early-morning tweet to ring in 2016, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman got into the Winter Classic spirit by posting an edited picture of coach Bill Belichick, tight end Rob Gronkowski, wide receiver Danny Amendola and himself as Boston Bruins.

The Winter Classic will be played at Gillette Stadium today, with the Bruins entertaining the Montreal Canadiens. While the Patriots have relocated to South Florida -- they'll have a closed practice today at Florida Atlantic University -- they had embraced having their home facility turned into a hockey rink.

On Thursday, Belichick skated with Bruins coach Claude Julien, Gronkowski held his media interview in Winter Classic garb, and defensive end Rob Ninkovich envisioned suiting up as an enforcer.