The 2012 NHL Winter Classic is creeping up on us; it's less than a month away now.
The Philadelphia Flyers will face off against the bitter and hated rival New York Rangers. Add some television cameras to the locker rooms, Sean Avery and a hit series on HBO and you have yourself one big month to look forward to.
And hopefully, on January 2, there is no letdown. Hopefully, the two teams come in prepared and forget the hype and just play good old-fashioned Flyers vs. Rangers hockey.
As the NHL's annual showcase game, I cannot wait. Here is my early breakdown of the matchup.