TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 26: Jason Williams #29 of the Detroit Red Wings tries to elude Matt Stajan #14 of the Toronto Maple Leafs in a pre-season game on September 26, 2009 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario.(Photo by Claus Andersen/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