With the game officially being announced in Washington today, opponents and venue speculation began. CSN Washington's Capitals insider Chuck Gormley reports that the league will "likely look for the opponent to be a division rival" and "look for it to be the Flyers."
The Flyers played in the 2010 Winter Classic in Boston against the Bruins and hosted the 2012 Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park against the Rangers. Both the Flyers (2012) and Capitals (2011) were featured once on HBO's hit series 24/7: Road to the Winter Classic.
I thought Boston had the inside edge to play the Capitals because they have only been featured in the game once (compared to the Flyers' two appearances). Now it appears to be even stronger evidence of the Flyers in the game. The final decision on the venue and opponent will be announce before April.
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