Skip to comments.NHL WINTER SPORTS CLASSIC
Posted on 12/29/2009 2:58:35 PM PST by airborne
The ice hockey rink is all set up at Fenway Park, in anticipation of the New Years Day meeting of the Philadelphia Flyers and the Boston Bruins.
The game starts at 1 PM Eastern time on NBC. For those with the NHL Network, there are pre game and post game programs scheduled.
James Taylor is slated to sing the National Anthem, and with the recent snow storms in the northeast, the cold, windy, Boston weather could make this game an instant classic!
Billy is hoping to make the US Olympic squad.
He’s going about it the right way!
Yes...he should make the team :)
No video of the ‘support’ staff pushing the bus. That would have been funny (my boys are having a discussion about why the players ‘shouldn’t’ do stuff like that).
Errey is in rare form tonight with his ‘color.’ LOL
Time lapse of the rink build at Fenway Park
Old Time Hockey. Outdoors with snow flurries
The story I read says the coaching and other staff did the pushing.
No players were involved.
From the look of the video link I posted above, the rink is in use for public skating already.
I loved that. Of course I was a Flyers fan back then. Chelios has been a good ambassador for the game.
As for the game on New Years Day I heard that it might rain during the game. That could be a problem. You have to credit the NHL for stepping up and filling the void created by the BCS moving so many of the games away from New Years Day to other days.
This brings back childhood memories of Ftorek when he played for the Cincinnati Stingers in the WHA. Had his autograph (and others on the team) but they are long lost to time.
I still remember the parade our town had for him and his teammates on the 1972 Olympic team after they won the Silver.
Some of my favorites, too. Don’t forget Ace Bailey (RIP 9/11), Terry O’Reilly, Johnny Bucyk and Wayne Cashman.
Two days ago was the 30th anniversary of the brawl in NY, where the Bruins climbed into the stands and went after the Ranger fans who had been harassing them. I'll never forget O'Reilly leading the charge and Peter McNabb taking a shoe off a guy's foot and beating him over the head with it.
Those were the days.
Winter Classic! Flyers @ Bruins in Fenway Park!
Hockey outdoors! The way it was meant to be played!
Game starts at 1 PM on NBC - Pre game (11 AM) and post game (4:30 PM) on NHL Network.
Happy New Year!
Thanks for the ping, Bonne et Heureux Annee!
Fenway looks frigging AWESOME today!!
I wish i was there.
James Taylor did a great job with the National Anthem!
And the B-2 fly over was a nice touch!
Beautiful ice rink! Extremely fast ice!
Hockey at it’s finest!!!
The game is pissa!! Fenway is rockin’.
Really choppy ice. Lots of bouncey pucks.
Let’s see if the Zamboni fixes it over the intermission.
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