George McPhee not worried about Winter Classic: 'This game will be played'
General Manager George McPhee said Thursday he had no concerns about the Capitals taking the ice at Heinz Field, nor doubts that the Winter Classic against the Pittsburgh Penguins will be played as scheduled this weekend despite the rainy forecast.
"I'm not concerned. This game will be played," McPhee said. "Certainly, we'll take all things into consideration -- what's best for the fans, what's best for the players, what's best for the league -- and we'll make decisions accordingly. We all just have this feeling, though, that this game is going to take place this weekend and there won't be any issues. I think luck will be on our side. It will happen."
And for all the panic about options and windows for delays, Coach Bruce Boudreau said he's not concerning himself with the what ifs, either:
"It's not like I'm going to sit and lose sleep... and make contingency plans of my own," he said. "They'll tell us what to do. We're either going to play and we're going to play our [rear ends] off, or we're not going to play."
| December 30, 2010; 7:57 PM ET
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