Rangers versus Capitals in an outdoor game at a military academy?

Michie Stadium, West Point NY

The Rangers may be involved in an outdoor game again. Back in October, the NY Post reported that the NHL conducted a review of Michie Stadium in West Point, NY as a potential site for either a Winter Classic or another outdoor game, like the Stadium Series.

Rangers vs. Caps?

Elliotte Friedman posted this tidbit in his latest 30 Thoughts:

As for the United States, the league has something interesting brewing with some branches of the military. We’ve mentioned before the idea of playing at Army, with the Rangers as the visiting team. It sounds like they are also considering the Naval Academy, too. No one is saying what this all means right now, but I have to assume that would be a Washington game. And it’s also possible the games would be played simultaneously or at least on the same day. I’m really curious to see the exact plan, but it sounds very interesting. Could be a great idea and spectacle.

So could the Rangers be in the 2018 Winter Classic against the Capitals? The fact that the Rangers have participated in only ONE Winter Classic and that was back in 2012 is appalling. The Blueshirts are long overdue for a shot at this premiere event.

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