Had my belated birthday treat on Friday night when we went to see the Thrashers play the New Jersey Devils. Eight of us went and I had a great time. Atlanta were unfortunately piss poor and the Devils beat them 5-0. Rubbish!
Saw lots of slamming and fights though. At one point it seemed like half the Atlanta team were in the penalty box together.
I was a little disappointed that it seems that being clean shaven is fashionable amongst hockey players at the moment, not a single rough viking male amongst them.
I have come to the conclusion that Americans do not go to matches to watch the game. They go to sit in the wrong seats and cause chaos, to mill around and stand in the way of those who are watching the game, and of course to pay stupid prices for a can of beer.
Hockey is great!
Afterwards Bill, Trish and I decided to have a bevvy or two at The Earl before we had to head home as we had to rise bright and early in the morning.