Friday, August 05, 2016
The Look of the Heritage Classic Unveiled
It's already been a few years since the last Heritage Classic in Vancouver and the grand ol' town of Winnipeg will play host to the fourth such game in NHL history and it will go early on in the regular season.
The Heritage Classic will be played on October 23rd in Winnipeg at Investors Group Stadium and will be the first of four outdoor games that will go during the regular season.
Barring any bad news, this game will feature a lot of the game's premier young talent, playing on a big outdoor stage. Connor McDavid, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Darnell Nurse for the Oilers, while Mark Scheifele, Nikolaj Ehlers, Patrik Laine and Jacob Trouba would headline the game for the Jets.
On Friday, it was the NHL's press conference to display the jerseys that both teams will be wearing, both for the alumni game on the 22nd and the actual game on the 23rd. These two WHA rival teams will have their resembling looks from those days on the ice and it should make for a really good match-up. The Jets have also announced that they will wear the retro jerseys twice more, so we'll get to see the old logo more than once this coming season.
With some plans already in place, but yet to be announced here on the blog, there is a chance that the outdoor games might play a bit of a role in this year's hockey pool, in a mini-game capacity. The operative word here is 'chance,' but you'll find out how that will play out soon.