The 2013 NHL Winter Classic has been the worst kept secret in sports.
Finally on Thursday, it was announced that the Winter Classic game between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs would be played at Michigan Stadium, with all the other activities being played at Comerica Park. These other games include the Great Lakes Invitational, which will include MSU, U-M, Michigan Tech and Western Michigan.
I think the most exciting part of this is that the Wings are playing the Leafs. It's a shame that these teams barely ever play. It could easily be the best rivalry in the NHL.
As for the GLI, it's good to see that the tournament will include all Michigan teams. I've always thought that's how it should be. It definitely would help with attendance at Joe Louis Arena. Given all the games going on — and how I expect prices to be quite high — I'm curious to see how the GLI will fare in ticket sales. Also factor in the school's football teams, which could be playing in bowl games around the same time.
What do you think of the plan? Do you like it? Should they have chosen one location for everything? Vote in the poll on the right side of the page.