Outdoor hockey is all about bringing fans and players back to their roots. Shinny games on an outdoor rink is where pretty much all NHL players developed their love for the game, and where they played countless hours with family and friends. So everyone here at The Puck Doctors thinks the idea of playing NHL games outdoors should be more than just an annual ritual and more like a requisite for each team at least once. The conditions may not be perfect and are weather dependant, but management should recognize the value in having their players take part in an outdoor game.
In more cases than not, the outdoor classic games rejuvenate the spark and passion for the game in the players that take part. On the first day of the New Year for 2010, it was the Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins that played the winter classic at Fenway Park in Boston (Home of the Red Sox). Here are the highlights from the game for those of you that missed it: