Jan 1, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner (51) skates with the puck defended by Detroit Red Wings right wing Todd Bertuzzi (44) during the 2014 Winter Classic hockey game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
I always enjoyed watching outdoor hockey games, up to and including this year’s NHL Winter Classic, but I never really grasped all the hype about bringing the sport “back to its origins.”
After a couple hours playing pick-up pond hockey this weekend, I do now. Bring on the Stadium Series.
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