For many decades, the New Years Day holiday was dominated by U.S. College Football. One could spend the entire day viewing Bowl Game after Bowl Game. In the past several years, the NHL Winter Classic has managed to squeeze in some valuable TV exposure on NBC.
This is of major importance for a League attempting to sell the game beyond the NHL markets. So, in this vain, my resolution for the National Hockey League is continued prosperity and success in growing this wonderful game.
For the loyal readers of this blog, good health, peace and happiness in 2011 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!