Year in and year out, Hard Knocks is one of the best shows on television. it gives unprecedented access to athletes acting candidly in an environment many of us would otherwise never get to see Now, Hard Knocks is leaving the gridiron and heading to the ice.
Seth Orrabaugh of the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette is reporting HBO will announce a new show later this afternoon that will chronicle the lead up to this year's winter classic, featuring the Capitals and the Penguins at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field. It will mix parts of "Hard Knocks" and "24/7," a show they have produced leading up to a number of different boxing matches.
More info after the jump.
According to Rorabaugh, the show will feature players being mic'd up, both on the ice and off. Hopefully, it will also feature translation for when Alex Ovechkin goes off on Sidney Crosby in a profanity-laced Russian outburst.