I’ve been watching this series for years – a 4-episode documentary series that follows the two teams that will meet at the Winter Classic – and I was especially interested this year since the Habs were part of it. Unfortunately, it sucks that the period that is covered in the series (December) was such a difficult one for the team, but to have it capped with a spectacular win at the Winter Classic was indeed a nice consolation. If you’re interested, you can watch the episodes online.
I really love this series. I’ve watched the previous 2 seasons they’ve done, and if anything, really wish that it was a year-long thing that followed multiple teams, and not just this short 4-episode run that we get. It’s an HBO reality series that follows the 2 teams that will face each other at the January 1 outdoor Winter Classic match, and really tells a great story, showing the ups and downs of life at home and on the road. It’s really entertaining when they present the games themselves, as their mics pick up what the players are saying on the ice. Makes the games feel more real and intense then what you usually get.