The 2013 Winter Classic hasn't been made official quite yet, but the rumors indicate that things getting awfully close. The University of Michigan's Board of Regents planned a meeting for Wednesday and, if all goes as planned, an official announcement is scheduled for Thursday.
If everything happens like it's supposed to, the Toronto Maple Leafs will meet the Detroit Red Wings at the Big House. And, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie, that should be a done deal by Thursday.
Just a reminder, 2013 NHL Winter Classic (TOR vs. DET at U of Michigan Big House) will be made official at Thursday news conference(s).— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 7, 2012
It isn't going to be a surprise since SB Nation Detroit has been bringing the news about the 2013 Winter Classic since rumors began circulating the Red Wings might be involved late last year. It should be a relief, though, for everyone in Michigan who's been waiting to watch the NHL play outdoors in their own backyard.
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