After being told by NBC to drop the Washington Capitals in favor of a bigger TV draw, the NHL has selected the Flyers to battle the Boston Bruins during the annual Winter Classic to be held at Fenway Park on New Year’s Day, 2010.
According to the Boston Metro earlier on Tuesday…
“Multiple reports had named the Washington Capitals as the leader in the clubhouse to take on the B’s on New Year’s Day, but multiple hockey sources revealed there are concerns from NBC over television ratings with the Capitals – who are being pushed by the NHL. The NBC is instead pushing for the Philadelphia Flyers, according to the source, and the odds are growing higher by the day that the Flyers will be traveling to the Fens in January.”
An official announcement should be made later this week.