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Teams prepared for cold, excitement

The Oilers and Canadiens are preparing for the cold -- and an experience of a lifetime -- in the Heritage Classic.

Updated: November 24, 2003, 6:36 PM ET
By George Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Sheldon Souray advises wimps to stay away.

"If it's cold,'' challenges the Montreal Canadiens' free-spirited defenseman, "wear a tuque. If it snows, grab a shovel.

"It's not as if none of us has ever seen a little snow before. It's not as if none of us has ever played hockey on an outdoor rink before.''

True enough. But late Saturday afternoon will be unlike anything Souray, or anyone else involved in this highly-anticipated Heritage Classic, has ever been ...

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