Never too early for Winter Classic trash talk

The NHL officially announced Monday what even commissioner Gary Bettman called the worst-kept secret in sports: the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers will square off in the 2012 Winter Classic on Jan. 2 at Citizens Bank Park.

And while the game is months away, that didn't stop Rangers president Glen Sather from talking a little trash during Monday's press conference and guaranteeing a Rangers win. Check out his comments here (video courtesy of NHL.com):