The NHL can't control, yet somehow, they're saying that they're "committed" to a 1 P.M. start time for Saturday's Winter Classic, rain be damned. From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
National Hockey League officials say they remain committed to starting the Winter Classic between the Penguins and Washington Capitals at Heinz Field shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday, just as scheduled.
Whether the weather will cooperate still isn't clear, however.
The forecast hasn't changed much since yesterday. According to Weather.com, we're still looking at temperatures around 50 degrees Fahrenheit and about a 50 percent chance of rain. Those mild temps are fine, but the game can't be played in rain heavier than a drizzle.
The NHL may be committed to their original start time, but as the week goes on and the weather forecast stays the same, it looks less and less like they'll be able to commit to anything. We'll see.