Behold, the glorious end to the 5 day work week that is known as "Friday." I'm about to take my first trip to a pro sporting venue outside of St. Louis at around 1:20 today for the Cards/Cubs game at Wrigley. God willing, I'll be able to wear my Jackman jersey out to the United Center this season and see what the Chicago hockey establishment has to offer. This gave me enough of an idea to pass for an open thread topic:
What's your take on the other NHL arenas? Tell us your favorites, your least favorites, and anything else that'll help out if any of us find ourselves out there.
Bonus points if you can tell us which west coast places to go to find that Blues fan with the Santa beard that seems to find his way onto the telecast.