The greatest outdoor show on ice returns to Edmonton with the NHL’s Heritage Classic making a stop where it all started 20 years ago.
The inaugural event, played on a chilly November evening at Commonwealth Stadium, sparked an idea that has garnered a host of similar games in stadiums across the league. But it wasn’t necessarily a guaranteed success.
Postmedia national sports writer Dan Barnes joins the show to discuss where the idea for the Heritage Classic came from, challenges that the Oilers faced with in getting it off the ground, and the legacy of that game in the league now.
Background reading: Heritage Classic: The inside story of the NHL’s outdoor game
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