When NHL ice guru Dan Craig stepped out of an 18-wheeler in downtown St. Louis on Dec. 15, ready to start preparing Busch Stadium for the Winter Classic, he took a gaze at the surroundings. “Oh, this is gorgeous,” Craig marveled. “This is absolutely gorgeous. It’s fantastic, love it. You can feel it already.” The man who has been in charge of all eight of the NHL’s Winter Classics could instantly see what those with the Blues, Cardinals and anyone else who’s driven past the stadium have been envisioning.