About 100 memories just came flooding back.
We're kind of known for our Game Day Threads. The GDTs put GT on the map, so to speak. They get a little crowded, the language gets steamy. Sometimes people have a little too much to drink, they get loud and someone next door calls the police. And invariably people start clamoring for them earlier and earlier.
So we got in the habit of putting up posts where people could gather before the main gathering and start talking hockey. And odd photoshops and new combinations of curse words for what we think of Detroit. It only seems fitting that these posts are now going to be known as the pre-parties. Welcome to the first one of the year.
One note: PLEASE DO NOT POST ANY GAME INFORMATION IN THIS POST! SOME PEOPLE WHO NEED PROFESSIONAL HELP ARE TRYING TO WATCH THE GAME "LIVE ON TAPE" TONIGHT. SO DON'T RUIN IT.
You probably know we like to keep things a little informal, but sometimes we might throw out a topic and see where it leads us. It's just before lunch time. Let's talk food. When you gather round the old television or when you're down at the game or you're in a local watering hole that has an open kitchen after the game, is there any food that you connect with enjoying hockey? Could be just what you like eating with beer, like chicken wings. I wish I was eating chicken wings right now.
Feel free to discuss hockey food, the Wings, the Blues, how Dan should bring us all back a T-shirt or jar of pickled herring for us from Sweden. Whatever. It's your pre-party. Live it up. The GDT will be arriving at 1 p.m. St. Louis time.