My sources are telling me there’s a chance that the Rangers will be chosen to play in the Winter Classic this year, and that this will be the announcement tomorrow at a 1:30 p.m. press conference at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
I hate to jump to conclusions, but if that’s not the decision, it should be because, by complete coincidence, the Rangers’ front office and coaches and some key players are going to be at the press conference, and as fate would have it, the Rangers are playing the Flyers tomorrow night, and — this is where it gets spooky — the press conference is going to be webcast on the team web sites of both the Rangers and the Flyers.
Oh, also, both of those teams are scheduled to play each other in Philadelphia at 1 p.m. on Jan. 2 on NBC and guess what … the Winter Classic is also at 1 p.m. on Jan. 2 on NBC!
Plus, HBO has been at the Rangers training camp. And our friend Adam Rotter of the SNY blog found this photo of the Winter Classic logos on the Citizens Bank scoreboard: