This picture was taken the night before the Winter Classic at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Considering the chaos that as about to ensue, I remember at the time it was very, very quiet.
The following morning — game day — I was taking in the scene, just off of the ice, when Martin Havlat (then of the Blackhawks) came out and was standing next to me. He let out a “Wow” to no one in particular. I asked him the last time he played a hockey game outside and he said it was years ago, probably when he was twelve or thirteen. In chatting a bit more, I asked him if he was excited, and he motioned to the ice with his head and said “How can you not be?”