I had an awesome awesome awesome time.
Tickets were a fraction ($36) of the cost of the NHL. (4 rows off of ice level, center ice)
Parking a fraction of the cost of the NHL ($6)
Nearby restaurants, much more accessible and food was so significantly better it was off the charts and for much less money, much less. Without naming the place, loads o beer of EXCELLENT quality and food that was fantastic came in at $79. In Boston it would have been $300 easy.
Inside the DCU center a Sam Adams and a decent hot dog was $11.
I have seriously sworn off going to NHL games. Pre lockout whatever, I don't care. It's just stupid money to go to that.
I'm sure NAS will say don't let the door hit me in the ass. And I'll say fine. You guys take my tix, have fun. Knock yourselves out.
Other than training camp, best bang for the buck for hockey that there is as far as I'm concernred.
And this was in a 'horrible' new england (over rated) storm that the forcasters were going nuts about.
And the people I met at the restaurants and bars before and after were *much* friendlier than the Boston crowd. I even talked to a cop, in Boston I'm sure he would have told me to f off.
And for the game
Cross. is horrific. super horrific. beyond that.
Caron. that earlier post of "paging Jordan Caron" summed it up in the title. In fact I did page Caron for a diet coke and popcorn in section 217, but he texted back and said he was kind of busy but would get back to me later, he did ask if I could point him to any funny youtube clips.
Krug didn't play.
Hutchinson. All goals scored against him while he was asleep at the switch. He should have had a shutout. In fact an easy shutout. He smothered shots that hit him in the crest, if not, it was a goal. Reminded me very much of a table hockey goalie, except the table hockey goalie was more flexible.
Chris Bourque. Ray Bourque is his dad. OK. We're done. He might chew up the minors - forever.
Sauve. This kid I say too bad. Excellent vision* (* I saw 2 very clever smart passes near the slot), tall, but not big and nothing else. If he had speed or more strength or more something he'd be somebody in the NHL.