It's more than just a game
The Winter Classic has turned into something beyond just a game played outdoors
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- You walk out into the empty expanse of Michigan Stadium, the ice glistening, flawless in the late morning, and it strikes you again, what a cool idea this whole Winter Classic thing is.
If it's possible for a place that will on New Year's Day afternoon hold 107,000 fans to be intimate, that is the feeling at The Big House. When NHL COO John Collins -- the man who breathed life into the Winter Classic, in 2008 -- walked into the stadium on Monday, he imagined the faces, ...
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