The alumni game between the Penguins and Capitals Dec. 31 at Heinz Field will not be televised live (PG+). The practices of the real teams later in the day will be broadcast live.
NHL Network will film the alumni game and will show highlights of it during the practices and its nightly "On The Fly" highlights show. Additionally, a condesned replay of the game will be shown Jan. 5.
EN Says: Leave it to the NHL to completely drop the ball with this.
Based on the e-mails, tweets, etc we're getting on this, the alumni game might be nearly as popular as the actual Winter Classic. Yet, the NHL can't be based to cut a few episodes of "On the Fly" to broadcast this live?
And while the practices at Heinz Field certainly merit some live coverage, what would you rather see? NHL Network's Gary Green lobbing softball questions to Sidney Crosby? Or the Mario Lemieux-Kevin Stevens-Rick Tocchet line being re-united?