NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As much as the Winter Classic is going to mean a lot to the City of Dallas and the Stars, it's also a pretty big deal for the Nashville Predators.
The Stars were announced as the host of the 2020 Winter Classic outdoor hockey game at Cotton Bowl Stadium on New Year's Day, and the Predators were announced as the opponent during the All-Star Game weekend. Making this a Sunbelt Classic means a lot to both organizations, as they are getting exposure and recognition that has often been reserved for more traditional teams in the past.
"I've never played in one and I don't think many of our players here have played in one, so I think it's awesome," said Nashville captain Roman Josi. "I think it will be a new thing for a lot of people."