In a move that surprises absolutely no one, the 2011 Winter Classic, to be played at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, will feature the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins. This game will again feature the “classic” Cindy vs. Ovechkin match up. You can’t blame the NHL for wanting this match up. Crosby and Ovechkin are the two best players in the game. Both teams provide a lot of offense, and there is a lot of bad blood, which will lead to an intense game.
It seems like Pittsburgh/Washington is getting as much hype in the hockey world as Yankees/Red Sox in the baseball world. As good as the match up sounds, and as good as some of the games are, it seems like all we do is get saturated with Crosby and Ovechkin. The NHL should be marketing its best players, but sometimes the rest of the league does get lost in the Crosby/Ovechkin hooplah. Personally, I don’t watch the Winter Classic, mostly because it’s the biggest day of the year for college football. But the game is going to be a solid game, there’s no denying that.