9/8/17 | The NHL held a press conference today at Citi Field to promote the Winter Classic between the Rangers and Sabres this January 1.
Ryan McDonagh and Rick Nash were representing the Rangers at the press conference.
McDonagh said, "thank you to the Mets, NHLPA, NHL and Bridgestone to help set up this amazing experience we get to encounter during the season. There are some defining moments that shape the Winter Classic so I know that both teams will compete very hard when it's time and we can add to this great tradition that the Winter Classic has brought to our game. Walking around the stadium today with Rick and talking about the venue, it seems like there isn't a bad sightline for any fan, very steep, you will be able to see the game pretty close and take in what should be a great experience. You never know when you are going to get an opportunity like this again so we are very fortunate, the Sabres and Rangers, to represent this year's game for the Winter Classic. We will do our best to put on a good show and make some noise around the league, it's a day where everyone tunes in and watches the game. It will be exciting, fun and a great time."