Leafs-Red Wings Winter Classic ticket sales going very well

Detroit Red Wings players (left to right) Niklas Kromwall, Nicklas Lidstrom, Henrik Zetterberg,...

Detroit Red Wings players (left to right) Niklas Kromwall, Nicklas Lidstrom, Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk and Jimmy Howard stand on the field at Michigan Stadium during an announcement last February saying that the team will host the Toronto Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium on the University of Michigan campus in the NHL Winter Classic. (Reuters)

Mike Zeisberger, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:23 PM ET

In the coming days, the Big House will be getting a frosty makeover.

While ice-making equipment will be arriving at Michigan Stadium later this week, HBO cameras already have invaded the dressing rooms of both the Detroit Red Wings and Maple Leafs. You can almost hear Leafs coach Randy Carlyle bleeping about it, too.

Indeed, the Winter Classic is less than a month away and preparations are in full force, the keys to the Big House having been handed over to the NHL after the Michigan-Ohio State football game on Nov. 30.

“This is our biggest game ever,” NHL chief operating officer John Collins said in a phone interview.

And, arguably, the “biggest” celebration of the sport we have ever seen.

 


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