Thursday Night Pre-Game Movie: Rounders. This was an excellent movie made before it's time, even if some of the poker stuff doesn't make a lot of sense. It boggles my mind that in an era where Hollywood will make a sequel out of anything, there was never a sequel to this movie, when it seemed perfectly set-up for one.
Friday Afternoon Pre-Game Song:Bleed It Out by Linkin Park. Quite a few teams have this song on their warm-up tape.
Games I'd Want to See If I Had Unlimited Funds: Lake Superior at Western Michigan? Yeah right. I'm offended that I would even ask myself this question. Obviously I've gotta go with #1 vs. #2. Also, it's Winter Carnival at Michigan Tech, so that would probably be pretty fun.
Controversial Play That a WCHA Official Will Probably Screw-Up: I'm sure there will be many to choose from, but I think we've all learned a valuable lesson on the wrong way to react to said mistakes.
Cliche Arena Song of the Week: Shout by the Isley Brothers. Especially appropriate for college hockey since every arena has their own Bluto. You know the guy that I'm talking about.
Picks to Click
It was pointed out to me last weekend how much I nailed the Olthuis pick last week.
Forward: Chad Kolarik, Michigan
Defense: Ryan McDonagh, Wisconsin
Goalie: Jordan Pearce, Notre Dame
Something to Watch on Saturday Afternoon: Human Tetris. It was always my dream to have a Tetris piece named after me. I tried for the little T one, but it never caught on.
Cheapshot at the Fine City of St. Cloud: Going to a game in St. Cloud is like going to a show in Branson, Missouri. You're guaranteed to be on camera at least once. I'm sorry, but I'm there for hockey. I don't need to see a bunch of Polaris jackets kissing or "doing the dance".
Pre/Post-Game Meal of the Week: Applebees. This is a particularly popular post-game stop. Probably because it's one of the few establishments in Minnesota that dares stay open past 9:30.
Arena Food of the Week: Ice Cream. You'd think that when it's -300 degrees outside in Duluth, people wouldn't immediately flock to a frozen treat, but I swear every person in that arena buys ice cream.
Wisdom of Michael Scott:"Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject, so you know you are getting the best possible information"
Predictions For You Compulsive Gambling-Types That Have to Bet
Gambletron 2000's Pick of the Week: Friday Night- Denver 39 Minnesota 0
Smooth Jimmy Apollo's 52% Lock of the Week: Saturday Night Colorado College 5 St. Cloud 3
The George Costanza Special(A prediction that is the exact opposite of every instinct and inclination I have): Alaska sweeps Bowling Green