This weekend the best sheet of ice will be displayed for the world to see at Target Field in downtown Minneapolis for the 2022 NHL Winter Classic.

The game will be held Saturday, January 1 beginning at 6:00 PM on TNT featuring the St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild.

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The weather will definitely be a factor. Damn cold. But those wearing the skates will feel right at home and won't even notice the cold.

According to NHL.com, this Winter Classic is sold out and expected to draw about 38,000.

Hockey fans can live the moment beginning Thursday, December 30 as the Stanley Cup will be on display for photo opportunities at the Mall of America.

Friday and Saturday, December 31-January 1 is the NHL PreGame Fan Fest Buildout inside Target Center. It's free and open to the public with a variety of interactive hockey attractions, live musical performances.

And if that isn't enough, stick around for more hockey later in January for Hockey Day Minnesota.


Ten Most Disappointing Minnesota Sports Seasons

The 2021 Minnesota Twins entered the season with high expectations, but unfortunately, they've made the list of most disappointing Minnesota teams of all time.

Disappointment is a common feeling for Minnesota sports fans as the years continue. Following the NBA Championship win for Milwaukee, SportsCenter was quick to point out that Minnesota has the current longest streak of seasons without a championship appearance in the four major sports (MLB/NBA/NFL/NHL). The Minnesota Lynx also chimed in on the stat after claiming four championships since 2011.

The ten teams that are on this list all follow a similar pattern. The year prior was either a great season with a playoff run or one that featured a strong core of players that appeared to have taken the next step. Offseason/preseason expectations were high with even Las Vegas oddsmakers believing in a deep run. Unfortunately, those preseason expectations fell short for the following teams. None of the teams listed below made the playoffs.

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