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Philadelphia Flyers to Make Third Appearance in Winter Classic?

December 23rd, 2013 at 4:09 PM
By Scott Erik Anderson

Originally reported by SportsNet.ca back on September 20, it was announced that the Washington Capitals were awarded the 2015 Winter Classic. The report also said it was likely the Philadelphia Flyers who would be the visiting team for the outdoor game. Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly.com had reported, citing two sources, that the Flyers were one of the finalists along with the Boston Bruins, but the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens were in the running too. However, it looks like the Flyers may be heading to their third Winter Classic.

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FLYERS 101 — Is Playing in Another Winter Classic in the Near Future for the Philadelphia Flyers?

Reported first by Hockeybuzz.com late Sunday night, the Flyers will heading to Washington D.C to play the Capitals in the 2015 Winter Classic

"According to two sources tonight next year's Winter Classic will the Philadelphia Flyers visiting the nation's capital to face the Washington Capitals. The outdoor series will also continue with Montreal, St. Louis, San Jose and Minnesota, and Tampa leading the list to host the games. An Announcement regarding the Caps and Flyers could be made soon"

This is certainly interesting due to the fact that the Flyers will be playing in their third Winter Classic in five years. Their first was in 2010 when they played the Boston Bruins at Fenway Park. Their second Winter Classic was in 2012 at Citizens Banks Park where they played the New York Rangers. 

The location of the game has yet to be determined.

A HINT?

Did anyone notice that the Capitals were wearing their Winter Classic jersey during their most recent game against the Flyers?

clydeorama / Foter.com / CC BY-NC

Photo credit: clydeorama / Foter.com / CC BY-NC

Some may think that the Capitals wearing that jersey against the Flyers has nothing to do with the recent news about the Flyers playing them in the 2015 Winter Classic. However, it could have been a hint as to what was going to be announced. Think about it. The Capitals just wore their Winter Classic jersey… in Philly… and reports come out a week later that the Flyers a headed to the Winter Classic again. While an official announcement has not been made, it certainly seems like the Flyers will be playing outside on January 1, 2015.


Tags: CSNPhilly.com, Hockey, NHL, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Flyers, Tim Panaccio, Washington Capitals, Winter Classic

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