All right, a game in the western conference! Actually, today's Detroit-Nashville game was as well, but St. Louis and Dallas each play west of the Misissippi. Not even the Wild can say that! This is exciting! I need to think of an especially funny post for Tuesday's game.Wait, what's that? The game is on Wednesday? Amateur night? REALLY?! That. Is. AWESOME. Sure, Christmas Eve is nice with all the presents and everything, but Thanksgiving Eve, or amateur night as it is known around these parts, is in many ways much, much better. You get all those people out at the bars and clubs looking forward to a 4 day weekend. People that have no idea how to handle themselves. People that would typically stand out as lightweights are surrounded by other light weights. For regular drinkers like me, it can be the best night of the year. For that reason, for my entertainment, I am not going to give you a nice, funny drinking game this week. I am going to make you drink until your liver learns to speak and tells you to stop.
... every time they say "puck". You better believe I'm serious about this. You're drinking hard.
... through all shots of the Dallas skyline. TV crews love the Dallas skyline.
... Whenever the Stars turn over the puck. And you'll have to drink, because they will say that the "Stars turned over the puck!"
... If the Blues' playoff chances are mentioned, take a drink for every Cup Finals they didn't reach in their time in the league.
Drinking player of the week: Marty Turco
- Earlier in his career, many worried about Turco's goaltending. He seemed like he struggled in pressure situations, was prone to prolonged slumps and was commonly a candidate to be traded or replaced. Now, later in his career, the Stars aren't as good and nobody cares.
- He had the shiniest pads in all the league.
- Turco will certainly be the most frequently mentioned player in the game for the Starts.
Good luck and even though I say you should drink heavily, make sure you have a DD. Don't drink and drive, be safe and have a Happy Thanksgiving!