Probably not, but wouldn’t it be fun? With a nod toward tomorrow’s Winter Classic game between Chicago and Detroit at Wrigley Field, the Kings’ website looked back at the NHL’s first-ever outdoor game, the exhibition game played between the Kings and New York Rangers at Las Vegas’ Caesar’s Palace in 1991. There are some great anecdotes from Luc Robitaille and Jim Fox.
Kings no stranger to outdoor game
(photo courtesy of Kings website)
Also in the story, Fox and Kyle Calder give their ideas for a Winter Classic in L.A.:
“Maybe we could play one downtown at the Coliseum,” Calder said. “It could be against the Ducks, with a beach theme.”
“I think the ultimate Winter Classic game would be at the pier in Manhattan Beach,” Fox said. “That’s my goal for 2016. If we can get 100,000 people there for a beach volleyball tournament, we could get 100,000 people there for a hockey game.”
Some of you must have gone to that game in 1991, right? Any memories?