The "Cleveland Classic" would bring the NHL to Cleveland on an annual basis


Due to multiple factors, Cleveland isn't being awarded an NHL team any time soon, if ever. I wish we could get an NHL team here in Cleveland as it would give the city "The Big 4". Despite this, there's still a way for the National Hockey League to come to Cleveland.

The Cleveland Monsters transitioned from the Western Conference to the Eastern Conference before the start of the 2018-2019 season. Ever since then, the Monsters and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have seen each other four times a season. Twice in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and twice here in Cleveland.


Since Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is the AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Pittsburgh-Cleveland rivalry is indirectly continued.


The Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets are both members of the Metropolitan Division in the Eastern Conference. The Pens and Jackets don't particularly like each other. As of recently though, Pitts