There is no word on the venue nor the opponent but the official announcement awarding the Winter Classic to the Capitals is expected to come on Saturday morning. A number of locations have been thrown out as possible venues for the game including Nationals Park in downtown D.C. and FedEx Field in Landover, Md.
The Flyers have been rumored to be one of the possible choices to play against Washington. The Flyers played in the 2010 Winter Classic in Boston and hosted the 2012 Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park. Both the Flyers and Capitals were featured once on HBO's hit series 24/7: Road to the Winter Classic.
Before you get your hopes up, The Philadelphia Inquirer's Sam Carchidi reports that the team has not informed that they are in the running to play in the game.
It looks like we are going to have to wait this one out. Honestly, it would surprise me if the Flyers were selected to play in the game given that they were the last team (thanks to the lockout) to host the Winter Classic. However, I wouldn't complain if they were picked.
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