Caps To Host Mid-Winter Classic? May 16, 2008Posted by CapitalSpirit in Uncategorized.
So I pick up this morning’s DC Examiner, and I’m skimming the sports pages, when I run across this little tidbit.
Evidently, the Capitals have made preliminary inquiries into hosting the Mid-Winter Classic at FedEx Field. The Redskins are on board with that idea, it seems–this according to spokespersons from both clubs. With Yankee Stadium now looking unlikely, the NHL’s got to come up with something, and I can think of far worse places to hold a New Year’s Day matinee than a city where it’s become a hockey tradition.
If it happens, then order your red cloaks soon, folks–it can be chilly on New Year’s Day in the District. My rave lights are going to be less than effective outdoors in the middle of the day in an arena four times the size of the Phone Booth, but I’ll still bring ’em.
I hope it happens. The Caps could use the exposure. That it could be at the expense of hosting the Penguins is a small price to pay to have 90,000 fans in the building.
LET’S TAKE THIS OUTSIDE!