When I read this article http://thestar.blogs.com/thespin/2012/02/if-ya-gotta-ya-gotta-i-guess.html , my first thought was well if THE Damian Cox doesn’t like the Winter Classic and doesn’t want to cover it, then the NHL has no choice but to do away with it. Forget the revenues and viewers it brings in. Forget the fun that the fans get watching a game outside with thousands of others. Damian Cox sees through your shallow attempt to say you’re going back to the game being played out on the pond, NHL, so just stop it now.
You know, Cox probably doesn’t like the All-Star game either, because of ballot stuffing, no hitting, and no points being awarded. Only children like it, and since when do adults pander to what children want? We’re the grown ups!
The Big House will have over 100,000 plus people at it to watch the Leafs/Red Wings game, with thousands more who will have wanted to get tickets to it. It will draw record numbers of viewers due to two Original Six teams playing. But Damien Cox doesn’t want to cover it or like it, so scrap it.