WASHPO: Winter Classic To Be Pushed Back

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The Washington Post reports that the Winter  lassic will be pushed back. Official word will come down at 5p.m. [ WASHPO ]


The latest weather reports predict about 0.5" of rain in Pittsburgh between Saturday morning and afternoon, with 80 percent of it falling before 1 p.m. It should taper off around 3-4 p.m., theoretically giving Winter Classic officials time to get the ice ready for faceoff.

The NHL is waiting for one more weather report before making a final decision, the source said, but an announcement is expected at 5 p.m.

Early indications are the game would be played around 8 p.m., which, honestly, makes this all the more incredible. With some joke bowl games in the same time slot, the NHL has a chance to clean up in the ratings world.