Chiclets is taking over Minneapolis for the Winter Classic this year. The Blues visit the Wild on January 1 at 6:00 p.m. CT, but the festivities really kick off at Cowboy Jacks at 2:30 p.m. CT with a Spittin Chiclets Meet and Greet. Everyone has to come to hang out, there’s no better way to get rid of that New Years hangover than with a few Pink Whitneys. Start your pre-game with the team and we can spit on the bets that will crush the Barstool Sportsbook.
Here is a little history of the Winter Classic for rookies. The first event took place in 2008 at Ralph Wilson Stadium (home of the Bills) in Orchard Park, New York between the Sabers and the Penguins. The NHL couldn’t have picked a better city to host, as Buffalo fans are the most belligerent and thrive in cold-weather games. Back then, the Bills Mafia wasn’t nationally known like it is today, but I can’t help but think that when 71,217 fans showed up for a hockey game, it led to Bills fans to improve their hatchback performance. Besides the perfect city, they picked two perfect teams, the Penguins with Sid Crosby and our own Ryan Whitney. The Buffalo Sabers had a ton of exciting talent, including Chris Drury, Tim Connolly and one of the best goalies in the league. So we have the crowd, two great teams now, we only needed a good game and the boy gladly did it. The game was tied (#murleyspecial) and even the most novice hockey fan knew how the game was going to end with 87 defeating Ryan Miller in a shootout to give the Pens the victory.
Twelve winter classics were played with the most recent game played on January 1 at the Cotton Bowl, where the Stars home team beat the Preds 4-2. The previous season the game was played at Notre Dame and is perhaps the most important winter classic in Spittin ‘Chiclets history because of how the game ended. With the Bruins leading 3-2 late in the game, the Chiclets were happy with their bets on the ML Bruins, but were greedy and wanted to cover the -1.5 puck line! When Marchand broke free and scored the 4-2 goal, the boys broke out and RA took a look at the Jesus mural on the statue of the King of Kings of Notre Dame after some Pink Whitney and blurted out “Puck-line Jesus, right there…” After the video was posted, the term was used by gamers everywhere when they searched for that late -1.5 cover to crush the book. Why Whit was shouting “Pastrnak, Pasta” is still unknown.
The history lesson is over and now to this year’s Winter Classic, which is scheduled for Jan. 1, 2022, at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The NHL chose the Blues vs Wild game for the 2021 Winter Classic, so simply postponed it to the 2022 Classic. Once again, the NHL smells of rose as this season the Wild fight for first place in the NHL. West and is considered one of the most exciting teams to watch in the entire league. The Blues are always dangerous and are bursting with talent from top to bottom, which will make this a fun game to watch and any game is always better with a few bets.
The favorite part of Grinnell’s game: Jerseys that will be worn on each side.
Blues of Saint-Louis: Blue, yellow and cream, inspired by the 1967-1968 road uniforms of their inaugural season. The blues wore the blue version in the 2017 Winter Classic. Binnington is scheduled to start on Saturday and has always played very well in big games.
Minnesota Wild: The green, red and white jersey was designed to show off the rivalry of the Twin Cities and its heritage as a state of hockey. The gloves and brown pants really add an old-school touch to the uniform. It’s a shame Spurgeon isn’t preparing for this game due to injury, he’s an integral part of this Wild side.
The statistics you need to know before betting on this game:
- Expected playing time temperature: -18 Degree Fahrenheit
- The home team wins: 4
- The road team wins: 8
- Over / Under 5: 4-3-5
- Over / Under 5.5: 4-8
- Murley promotions (regulatory draw): 2008, 2010, 2014 and 2018
- Blues are 1-0 in the Winter Classic, beating the Hawks in 2017
Look for Part II of the preview as we get closer to the matchup with Murls’ best bet and all the information on the Spittin Chiclets Boosts at the Barstool Sportsbook that we’re going to hammer home for this monster game.