DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 19: Ryan Jones #28 of the Edmonton Oilers kicks a soccer ball as part of warm ups as teammate Anton Lander #51 looks on prior to the game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on December 19, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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