Hamilton is always a hot topic discussion when it comes to future NHL teams. Often ending up on the short end of the stick, because Ontario already houses The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators. Not to mention many Ontario fans make the trek across the boarder (when Covid permits) to take in Buffalo Sabres games.
It may not be what the locals were hoping for as far as landing their own National Hockey League franchise, but NHL action will be set for Hamilton in 2022. The two teams that seem to prevent Hamilton from getting their own team are going to square off at Tim Hortons Field on March 13, as announced by the NHL on Tuesday.
The Sabres and Maple Leafs will lock horns in the NHL’s 35th outdoor game: the first one of its kind in Hamilton and first since the 2019-2020 season. This is also the first time in the history of the Heritage Classic games that a United States based team will partake in the event. The Maple Leafs are 2-1-0 in regular-season outdoor games while the Sabres are 0-0-2.
I wonder if Buffalo will have sorted out this Jack Eichel situation by then?Embed from Getty Images