VANCOUVER, CANADA - JANUARY 30: Dan Hamhuis #2 of the Vancouver Canucks checks out an empty arena as he looks on from the Canucks bench before their NHL game against the Colorado Avalance at Rogers Arena January 30, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
After being through it and seeing the other [outdoor] games on TV, just the atmosphere is spectacular. To stand here -- and we are essentially almost on the blue line -- and look up [into the stands] and knowing it is going to be packed and playing our biggest rival in this setting is going to be pretty special.
— Bruins president Cam Neely on the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between Boston and Montreal at Gillette Stadium on
Jan. 1, 2016