9: I'm mostly sober at that time.
8: so early in the day, I've only have time to do nine of these instead of eleven
7: half the Blues' roster needed permission slips from their high schools to play in game.
6: It could be worse, I could be living in Phoenix, assuming they watch hockey in Phoenix at noon, or any other time.
5: With Eric Brewer out of the line up, I don't have to worry about him telling us all how he "lost the puck in the sun" yet again.
4: It's Sweden what else you going to do on a Friday afternoon, tour the Electrolux factory?
3: The Ericsson Globe gets to use its retractable roof for the first time ever.
2: Only time during the entire fall NHL's limelight not stolen by the plucky professional curling league
1: Blues will be in first place five hours longer.