Former greats excited for reunion

Saturday's Heritage Classic outdoor game at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton promises to be a great spectacle.

Updated: November 20, 2003, 4:26 PM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Aside from some attention in hockey markets, Saturday's Heritage Classic outdoor game at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton is drawing yawns in the United States. Too many college football games and an overzealous hunger for more hype about LeBron James have elbowed out the game that will set an NHL attendance record with more than 56,000 fans in freezing temperatures.

Too Canadian, I suppose. Too bad, because more Americans could have learned what a toque is.

But in Canada, the event is the biggest spectacle since Anne Murray went electric.