- Thomas M. Menino, Mayor of the City of Boston, today released the following statement regarding the 2010 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic:
"As one of the NHL's Original Six franchises in a city steeped with sports history, there was no one better than the Boston Bruins
or the City of Boston to play host to this extraordinary event. Watching hockey in its most pure and elementary form outdoors at historic and beloved Fenway Park is a treat not only for all of the citizens of Boston but for hockey lovers around the world. I thank the National Hockey League and Commissioner Bettman for bringing the 2010 Winter Classic to the City of Boston and helping all of us ring in this New Year in grand style."