I saw the Blackhawks the other day, live when they were in St. Paul to play the Wild. I have to tell you, they are a team that I definitely don't mind seeing again. While many people like a brutish, physical game, I like watching a gifted skill player in action, and the Blackhawks have a few that can buckle some knees or break some ankles or whatever, depending on what flaws the defensemen have in their skating form.
Of course, this is the Holiday season, so if you are intending on drinking Tuesday night (I have my Real Job Inc. Holiday party, for example) I suggest playing this game with eggnog. And a Santa hat.
... For every sprig of holly that shows up on screen, embedded in a logo or whatever.
... if you've ever bought a Hjalmarsson at Ikea. Three times if you got one for Christmas!
... If you honestly believe that Patrick Kane is the best player in either organization. Twice if he does something that makes a good argument to that effect during the game
... Once for every Penguin on IR, should another get injured during the game. That's 7 drinks. 8 if you include a freshly injured player.
DRINKING PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Nick Leddy!
I try to include the most flattering picture I can find of any Drinking Player of the Week, and, well, this was it. Congrats, Nick Leddy. This is what the girls of Talk-Sports have to say about the young D-man who is apparently on the prowl.
- "Nick is single guys. Very single. He's not going to be stupid and be tied down to one chick his rookie year. He's only 20. Guys like him dont get serious till around their late 20's early 30's." So much truth. I'm in my late 20's and am just now starting to get serious. That's why I am inventing drinking games on a hockey blog.
- After some allegations that Nick had a girlfriend (perhaps a Samantha?) someone asked if she was pretty. The response? "if he does have one, you can't criticize her since he's not even good looking. thankfully, he doesn't have to be since he's solid, young athlete." Burn.
- After that scathing comment, Nick went on and posted anonymously: "I heard he was the biggest in the shower" I assume, anyways. I have never seen, nor heard rumors of Nick Leddy's penis until now. This comment caught someone's attention though, and she came up with a completely nonsensical idea. "damn i would sure like to spend a night with Nick Leddy in his shower!" What? All night in the shower? You would get so pruney...