A venture into fandom
I'm almost embarrassed to say this, but it's been nearly two years since I attended an NHL game as a ticket-buying fan. In February, 2004, I took in a Buffalo @ Ottawa game while I was up in the capital for a few days. Mika Noronen played goal (very poorly, I might add), and the home team pounded the Sabres 7-1.
Tonight, I end my absence from the stands as I head down to Buffalo to see the 2006 version of these two teams play at the HSBC Center. Canadians get a fantastic deal on tickets — our dollar is counted 'at par' — so I expect my small party won't be alone in the stands (even though I think I'll cheer for the Sabres).
It'll also be the first time I've been to any of the eastern United States (aside from Florida), as I've lived in Ontario for 2.5 years and spent nearly all that time working. Still, tonight will be part of my grand plan to see a game in every NHL rink.
Heh, here goes No. 5 — √