I mean, we haven’t fared well in the past couple of Fall Classics. Nobody really cares about the Midsummer Classic. And now, the Winter Classic has come and gone leaving most with a chilly empty feeling. Let me go on record as saying that although unsure of what the “Spring Classic” would actually be, I know that I don’t like our chances.
Yesterday the NHL helped “Flyer Up” Philadelphia with the Winter Classic being held in all its outdoor glory at Citizen’s Bank Park. Regardless of the outcome, it was quite an event and one that you will be told “Yeah I was there” for countless years to come in bars across the city.
I’m sure I’m not the only one that normally sits out this part of the season, but the Classic raised the profile of both the Flyers and the city to levels that you can not ignore. I won’t bore you with pretending to know what this game means in the rivalry, or if the ice conditions played a role, or how to spell Sergei Bobrovsky. But I will share with you the 5 things that I noted during the game.