Later this afternoon, the Carolina Hurricanes and the NHL will unveil the 2011 All-Star Game logo. Tomorrow we'll get our first look at the Winter Classic mark — even though we've already sort of seen it.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and the NHL will hold a press conference at Heinz Field tomorrow, unveiling new details regarding the 2011 Winter Classic, including the official unveiling of the logo and a mockup of the rink inside the stadium.
The announcement was posted this morning on the Penguins' website and included the following:
Among the highlights of Tuesday’s media conference, which will be streamed live on PittsburghPenguins.com in addition to being broadcast nationally on NHL Network, are the unveiling of the 2011 Winter Classic logo and a mockup of where the ice rink will sit on the Heinz Field surface.
NBC and VERSUS play-by-play announcer Doc Emrick will be on hand to serve as the event’s emcee.
The release also mentions that Sidney Crosby, Maxime Talbot and Pascal Dupuis will be on hand for the event. It does not specifically say whether the Pens' Winter Classic uniforms will be on display. Earlier this month, team brass told local papers that the new sweaters would not be unveiled publicly until the fall.
So unless they surprise us, the main thing Icethetics readers will likely take away from tomorrow's presser will be the logo unveiling. And as I mentioned, we sort of already saw it last month. When the 2010-11 schedule was announced, a graphic on NHL.com showed a small, obscured version of the logo.