There's not a whole lot I can say about yesterday's Winter Classic between the Penguins and Sabres that isn't better said somewhere else, so I'll just tip my hat to the NHL for for its pretty awesome marketing ploy, to the Pens and Sabes for playing a hell of a game, to Sidney Crosby for being better at hockey than anyone else alive, and to the city of Buffalo for being a crappy place to live in the winter, because all that snow looks great on TV.
If you need to get caught up to speed, check out FanHaus's live blog, which is pretty solid except for this:
And as the NHL Network crew suggested, if the NFL can make Thanksgiving Day synonymous with football, there's no reason the NHL can't find a niche of its own on New Year's Day.
Actually, I kinda think college football beat hockey to the punch for New Year's Day. President's Day is still open, though.
[Also see: Going Five Hole, The Ice Sheet]
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