With the creation of the Winter Classic, the NHL has introduced its sports to a whole new audience. The outdoor venues have provided from some amazing contests. This year, the NHL has 2 such games coming. The traditional New Year's Day Winter Classic when the Washington Capitals host the Chicago Blackhawks at beautfitul Nationals Park in DC. That's followed by the 2015 NHL Stadium Series at Levi's Stadium (home of the San Francisco 49ers) when the San Jose Sharks host the defending champion Los Angeles Kings.
With a new partnership with EPIX, the NHL is presenting 2 separate 4-part mini-series documenting the road to each of these outdoor contests. Ross Greenburg, formerly of HBO Sports, is the lead producer on the broadcast. I sat down with him Tuesday morning for an exclusive interview.
Anyone who knows me from before my days at Sportsblog, know I'm a huge hockey fan. My career started in hockey, where I was working with the AHL's Syracuse Crunch & the NHL's Colorado Avalanche. And it should be noted, that my family moved to New Jersey the SAME DAY as my beloved New Jersey Devils in 1982.