Outdoor games are great. Being the only one of the year, the Winter Classic has its own mystique and all, but when it comes to outdoor games, the more the merrier.
More throwback jerseys. More media attention for hockey. Bigger crowds. The return of the game to its roots. Maybe another 24/7.
As any hockey fan can determine, this is definitely something to be psyched about for next season. However, there are a couple flaws that the NHL made in scheduling these games that raise all sorts of whys and why nots.
Here's what the NHL did wrong and should consider for future outdoor games.