Remember a little earlier in the season when for about five days almost every post on this here Web site was about Steve Ott of the Dallas Stars and his various acts of douchebaggery? Well call this the rematch.
For the first time since that Saturday night where Ott went low on a questionable hit on Carlo Colaiacovo and then purposefully went knee-on-knee with B.J. Crombeen, the Blues face Ott and the Stars. Honestly, I'd kind of forgotten about it until I read a warning to some Stars fans that we might be assholes over the whole thing. So let's defy conventional wisdom and just be our normal selves around here tonight.
So back to the man of the night. Do I expect a fight or two? Hell yes. Do I think the Blues will go after Ott in a physical/dirty way? If they do, I hope they don't cross the line. That's how the Todd Bertuzzis of the world are made. I hope they put a body on him as part of the play and not lay the lumber behind the officials' backs like some folding chair over Ric Flair's head (WOOOOOOOOO!). What I'm saying is I hope the Blues even the score by getting a win and playing physical within the rules of the game. Is that too much to ask?
One thing to look for: commenter Brado and his signs. He's the awesome dude who was behind the Blues' net who had the Oshie For Prez sign that made the John Hamm commercial with the St. Louis Game Time sticker on it. He's got tickets for tonight. He's got another sign and more stickers. He's like the Where's Waldo of Game Time. In Dallas only. You know what I mean.
I have no idea how many of you crazy people will be here on one of the busiest bar nights of the year. I've got two kids. I'm leaving town for Thanksgiving first thing in the morning. No crowded, smoky, overpriced bar for me. Sad, I know. But I'll have the GDT to fill my belly, keeping me lightheaded and probably a little sick when it's over.
This is your game day thread. Fill it up and drink it in.