HBO was so enamored with its groundbreaking experiment with the NHL and vice versa, it seems certain the relationship will continue with a follow-up next season.
Don’t worry, because it has to work out,” HBO Sports president Ross Greenburg told ESPN.com on Friday.
The reaction to “24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the Winter Classic” — the four-part series that provided viewers an unprecedented view of the two clubs leading up to the outdoor game at Heinz Field on Jan. 1 — was so positive, Greenburg said the network couldn’t walk away from the project.
Anyone more eager to see their team in the Winter Classic?
As cool as it would be for the Toronto Maple Leafs to play in the Winter Classic, I rather not watch Brian Burke and Ron Wilson both looking at the NHL standings, shaking their heads and crying non-stop for the entire series.