At ESPN Insider, Craig Custance writes that the NHL should take a shot at putting together a double header for the Winter Classic that would include games in unique places that likely couldn’t hold the game due to logistics or seating issues.
He thinks that a game between the Rangers and Devils in Central Park could work as would a game between the Penguins and Caps at the National Mall.
Custance writes “Keep the crowds small for logistical reasons but make it a television spectacle, with unlimited access to the NBC cameras. It might be a money loser, but would still fill a New Year’s Day television spot and create goodwill among fans. You might even make a few sponsors happy. This is even a better idea if Jan. 1 is opening day.”