First preseason game tonight. Surprisingly mature hockey crowd; more calm at points than expected for sure.
Traffic was a nightmare downtown and it took nearly an hour to get to the game. Bars all around MTS packed with folks without tickets. Everyone was really happy and no, unlike Vancouver absolutely no riots (but then we won tonight).
Beers: $8.25 for a Jumbo. Ouch.
Fully noting it was a split squad game, but we sure got a nice game out of our boys. Scheifele is making Chevyldayoff look like a frickin' genius with a four point game in his first NHL outing (2G, 2A). Byfuglien is a monster - first shift flattened two guys and a five minute fighting major. He will be a favorite in this town. Ladd played well too. So we won that one 6-1 but lost the other half 5-1 in Columbus. Do I care? Nope, not for a second.
Nice mix of old and new Jets gear on the fans and no whiteout.
Happy. I am.