Quick Shifts: NHL Heritage Classic,Winter Classic,Shea Weber,

The NHL has changed, and now it’s time for grass to become ice. Work has started to convert BC Place into a hockey venue. The Vancouver Canucks will take on the Ottawa Senators on this years Heritage Classic. NHL.com

“Playing in front of 50,000 fans, the atmosphere will be amazing,” Bieksa said. “Most of us grew up learning how to skate outdoors. We’ve been watching these games for a few years now and chomping at the bit hoping we could get into one.”  NHL.com

BC Place is not the only out-door venue under construction; Michigan Stadium is also being transformed into an ice rink. The Big House will be the home of  this seasons Winter Classic. This years winter classic is between the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs. CBSSports

These teams were scheduled to meet at the Big House last year but the lockout in the NHL forced the cancellation of the game. CBSSports.com

When will players learn? Hard puck and a face don’t mix. After taking a puck to the face, and missing two games Shea Weber will be back in the line up. This time he will wear a visor. Nashville needs Weber back, and they need him healthy. CBSSports has more.

Weber is more than just the Predators’ best defenseman and captain, he’s also their top goal scorer…

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