Future Winter Classic: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vancouver Canucks?

Mikal ElyseCorrespondent IJuly 30, 2010

The crowd roared in excitement after Kris Versteeg scored the opening goal of the 2009 NHL Winter Classic at Wrigley Field. Now, visualize the fans of Chicago if another Winter Classic was held in the town where the Stanley Cup was finally brought home after 49 years.

Don't roll your eyes, I am not talking about holding one of the most exhilarating games for all hockey fans at Wrigley Field again. Next time around, the Winter Classic should be held at Soldier Field. Soldier Field would be the perfect venue for all sports fans to enjoy. Now all that is needed is the perfect opponent.

The Vancouver Canucks.

Not only has the rivalry gotten intense over the past two seasons among the two teams, but even the fans have a war between them. A game held by two of the finest teams in the Western Conference, along with a breathtaking venue could only equal success. Not just for the teams, but for the NHL itself.

So, go get your hats and gloves ready because this is definitely a Winter Classic match-up I could see in the near future.