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Pittsburgh warming up for Classic

Updated: December 30, 2010, 9:14 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- Will the puck drop Saturday?

That was the question Wednesday as preparations continued for the NHL's Winter Classic. The forecast for the New Year's Day game pitting the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Washington Capitals at Heinz Field called for 53-degree temperatures and a 100 percent chance of rain showers.

The NHL has come a long way in how it prepares for its annual outdoor game but one thing it still can't control is Mother Nature. So far the previous ...

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