After a year of interruption, Heritage Classic will return.
The NHL vigorously embarked on a pre-season media tour on Thursday morning, announcing that the Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres will bravely face these elements in the coming months, and on March 13, 2022 in 2022 Tim Holden’s traditional classic matchup.
The game will be held at Tim Horton Stadium in Hamilton, Ontario, marking the first time the American team has participated in a traditional classic since the event was established in 2003.
In addition to the historical significance announced on Thursday, the Maple Leafs has always been the only Canadian team that did not participate in the traditional classics, although the team has previously played in the Winter Classics, Centennial Classics and Stadium Series. Outdoor games.
Buffalo fans are also accustomed to their own outdoor games. In 2009, the Sabres held the first ever Winter Classic in the Ralph Wilson Stadium (Ralph Wilson Stadium) against the Pittsburgh Penguins. , But lost the game 2-1 in the shootout.
To put the Sabres and Maple Leafs against each other in a major event, the NHL is clearly trying to reignite the once fierce competition between the two teams, which has waned in recent years.
There is no better platform than this on national television, outdoors, and in front of crowded stadiums.