Whatever the teams, HBO’s Road to the NHL Winter Classic is always one of my favourite shows to watch over December; Great access, great characters, brilliantly voiced over, beautifully shot, and always a brilliant soundtrack.
Just finished watching the first episode of HBO’s 24/7 Road to the Winter Classic for the Flyers and Rangers, and I am so happy they have continued this for a second year. I love behind the scenes Obs Docs and American sports so this is a perfect combination. I loved the first series last year with Penguins and Capitals and it even made me like those teams just a little bit more than I normally would have.
This second series is already building on what was good about the first and I’m already starting to like certain guys more than others (I hope they talk more with Ilya Bryzgalov, and on the opposite side of the scale I was really not fussed with Sean Avery).
Can’t wait for the rest of this series and the Winter Classic; it’s the best kind of hockey game to watch when it’s outside on an ice rink built specifically for this one game on top of a American Football/Baseball field.