DETROIT (CBS Detroit) Ah, what might have been. As the owners and players still struggle to come to terms on a deal to revive a bit of the NHL season, a website revealed the logos that were planned for the 2013 Winter Classic in Ann Arbor.
They’re old school, with old-fashioned Red Wings’ winged wheels on a red and cream T-shirt and a maple leaf on a vintage-looking blue T-shirt for the Leafs.
They would have been sold for the 2013 Winter Classic between the Wings and Maple Leafs that promised to be the “biggest ever,” but was canceled as the union dispute dragged on.
In addition to the 120,000 people who would have been able to see the game in Ann Arbor, the event was to encompass the city of Detroit as well, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. Downtown activities in and around Comerica Park tied to the Winter Classic were to include youth games, open skating, the Alumni Showdown Game and more — and they’re expected to bring up to 200,000 people to downtown Detroit during the Winter Classic.
Right now, it’s in the files of “what might have been,” but word is these designs could return if the Winter Classic happens in 2014 — so, what do you think? Let us know in comments below.