With the Winter Classic fast approaching, you can guarantee a glut of posts from every angle about where the next game should be played, and who should play in it. Original Six teams and Canadian teams. Southern teams and dark horse candidates.
Make the jump and let's see what the Wilderness thinks.
The idea is so simple, it's perfect. In his own words, the reasoning behind the idea:
However, the NHL loves its southern markets, and Dallas has proven to be a solid fan base. It still turns my stomach to think back to the day the North Stars left for, of all places, Texas. However, the past is the past, and we have healed.
But damn, wouldn't it be fun to have the history of the game in the state of Minnesota play out on such a grand scale. Bring in all five of the D1 college teams and some rivals for outdoor games around the state, and perhaps get the high school level involved some how as well, and make an entire day out of it. You know, like FSN's hockey day Minnesota, except done the right way.
Back to Cole and The Other Six Seconds. He took the time to design a logo and jerseys. The logo? Brilliant. The jerseys? Hmmm... sorry Cole, I appreciate the work, but I don't like the stripes. I love the idea of the Stars wearing the old North Stars unis, but the Wild will need something a bit more TV friendly.
Head over and read the article, and let me know what you think. About the entire concept. Teams involved, logo, jerseys, etc. Let Cole know what you think, too.