On the eve of the official announcement of the third edition of the Winter Classic, Miami Herald hockey writer George Richards proposed an interesting idea for a future sequel to this quickly evolving New Year's tradition.
He wrote in his On Frozen Pond blog earlier today:
And they'll be announcing that Fenway Park will play host to this year's winter classic, and I have no problem with that at all. Fenway is a classic location for a hockey game.
But I still say the NHL needs to seriously look at Camden Yards in Baltimore for a future game. Think about it: Put the Flyers and the Caps (both cities are about an hour drive in either direction) in Charm City and the NHL can bask in the glory of putting 40,000-plus fans into a beautiful ballpark in a non-NHL city. I don't see how this one can lose.
Of course, now the Flyers will have been involved in one. I don't like the Bruins/Flyers matchup, but hey, that's me.
Unfortunately it is too late for the Philadelphia Flyers to be a participant in such a game there since it will be made official tomorrow they'll be playing the Boston Bruins for the upcoming game at Fenway Park.
It's certainly a nice compromise to have a neutral site for two teams based roughly two hours driving distance apart such as at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, but I won't be shocked if the Washington Capitals are strongly considered for another Winter Classic game real soon.