How does 2 recent Cup winners playing each other mean "absolutely nothing"?
Sometimes the blind hate for Sid C and the Penguins gets in the way of good hockey around here.
They can play good hockey inside. It'd make a nice game of the week for NBC.
Much of the appeal of the WC comes from the novelty. Novelty that is eroded with over-exposure. Then you have Pittsburgh in a 3rd outdoor game, Rangers in their 2nd and 3rd, Chicago and Detroit both in a second, Philly's already had two... While it's understandable to want the biggest ratings draws in an event like this, and it's nice that some new teams will be featured, they shouldn't do it all in one season.