Detroit Red Wings: Top 5 Opponents If They Host Next Winter Classic

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Detroit Red Wings: Top 5 Opponents If They Host Next Winter Classic
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Last week, a report surfaced from MLive.com indicating the Detroit Red Wings are a likely candidate to host the 2012/13 Winter Classic.

This would of course be a great thing for the city of Detroit, but it would also thrust the other team involved into the spotlight.

There are a number of good teams the NHL could send to Detroit that would make for a great game and an interesting 24/7 series on HBO.

And now that we've learned about the conference realignment to take place next year, I'd say all 29 teams should be considered as opponents, whereas in years passed it was always a conference rival.

These are my top five choices for the Red Wings opponent if they were to host next year's Winter Classic.

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