With the NHL Winter Classic coming up, and having just finished building my own backyard rink, itÆs time to air something that has been on my mind for a while. Where will BuffaloÆs place be in Winter Classic history? Of course, the obvious answer is the location of the first installment of the annual event. But I want to look beyond that. I think that Buffalo should be viewed as the Hockeytown that started it all. The City of Buffalo simply doesnÆt get enough credit for being the great hockey city that it is. The original Winter Classic set an NHL attendance record at 71,217 for a single game. If you click here for the highlights from the game, youÆll notice that at most times, the crowd noise is drowning out the announcers. You know, the announcers who have a direct audio feed to your ...
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