This time around outdoors, there's more at risk for NHL


'At its worst, if it pours rain, if there is a blizzard, if a player gets injured as a result of playing the game outdoors instead of down the road at HSBC Arena, then it will be the kind of black eye that will reinforce the widely held notion the NHL isn't quite "big league." At its worst, the Winter Classic will make it difficult, if not impossible, to justify hosting such an event ever again.'