'The NHL should learn a lesson from this experience as to why an idea like the Winter Classic is embraced, while other recent attempts at selling the sport have fallen flat. The fact is the outdoor game puts an emphasis on nostalgia, and further underlines what tremendous passion professional hockey players have for their sport. The conditions were less than ideal for the fans and the members of the Penguins and Sabres, yet the overall presentation of the game actually benefited from the winter weather.'
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