*sniffle sniffle* ... it looks like I wont be going to many games this year. I just got word that I have to take a class mon,tues,thurs nights from 6-9 and another class on Saturdays from 9 am to 12 noon. That really sucks.
If the League and NBC made a decision to focus on the Winter Classic that day, nothing the Caps could do about it, and fwiw, I don't think that is a bad idea that the League focuses on that game, once they decide to have it. Last year, I believe the other games (I know the Caps game didn't conflict) started later in the day as to not conflict with the Winter Classic in Chicago.
My vent - Caps and Bears home openers on the same night.
OT: Seeing the St. Louis game as the last one before the Olympic break brought back a bad memory, I think from 2002 and the last game either before the ASG or Olympic Break. The team never showed up and the opponent was St. Louis.