During the 2nd intermission on CBC during the Hot Stove, Pierre Lebrun was mentioning that Philadelphia is the front runner for the next winter classic with Colorado being the 2nd. I'm pretty sure it will be at Invesco Field, so if we do get the 2012 Winter classic which team would you want to see and which jersey would you want the Avs to wear?
I would say Detroit would be team, but I would love to see Vancouver or a Eastern team like Montrčal or Philly.
As for the jerseys I would love to see a new blue retro style Nordiques jersey with a Avs logo or maybe the Colorado Rockies style with Avs logos.
I have serious doubts that it'll be Colorado in 2012... NHL doesn't give much of a **** about the western conference, and it gives less of a **** about western conference teams that are rebuilding. If it comes out west again it'll probably be Detroit, Dallas, or San Jose. Hell, I'd guess they'd put Minnesota higher on the list just because of that fanbase.
Personally I think the "holds more" argument shouldn't be in play. Coors is right in the middle of downtown and would provide a much better atmosphere than the monster invesco. I've just never been a huge fan of rinks on football fields. Either way if we actually got a wc, it would be sick as hell
-Advantages: Great, classic architecture. Aesthetically beautiful. Located downtown in a similarly styled, business-oriented part of town (LoDo) = greater impact on surrounding businesses and projecting the "image" of the city. Baseball stadium = unique sight lines. Flexibility with venue use (aka, nobody using the place 'til March).
-Disadvantages: Limited attendance capacity (but see Wrigley, Fenway in prior years).
-Advantages: Greatest attendance capactiy. Football stadium = consistent sight lines for rink view. "Mile High" name attached to stadium (albeit poorly).
-Disadvantages: Location (Federal). Lack of proximity to surrounding businesses/attractions/anything nice. Bland styling. Silly Broncos logo in seats. Potential scheduling conflicts.
In my mind, Coors > Invesco 100% of the time.
If we were talking about the real Mile High Stadium, this would be a whole different debate.