2011 NHL Winter Classic: Reasons To Watch Besides the Guys Wearing The "C"

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2011 NHL Winter Classic: Reasons To Watch Besides the Guys Wearing The
The 2011 Bridgestone Winter Classic will feature the renewed rivalry of the Capitals and Penguins on New Year's Day

Crosby, Ovechkin. Caps, Pens.

On paper, the 2011 version of the NHL's Bridgestone Winter Classic is everything you'd expect it to be. It's got two of the league's top teams and two of the league's most exciting and skilled players. So no doubt we've all been subjected to the "Ovi/Sid" so-called rivalry, with countless mentions of the superstars in commercials and advertisements.

This is not one of those promotions. This is about the other reasons that the matchup of the Caps and Pens at Heinz Field is so intriguing. This is about the other guys, the ones who don't get all the glory; this is about the other things that make the Winter Classic such a great spectacle and platform for the greatest game on earth.  

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