Hockey nights are something to look forward to. It doesn’t matter if you are a German citizen who has recently moved over to this continent for work purposes, or you’ve been following teams like the Colorado Avalanches since you were a little, sitting on your dad’s shoulders, hockey is a big event for everyone.
Most people either buy tickets to the games, or invite their friends around for a few beers to watch the key games on the 50 inch HD flat-screen televisions we’ve all had installed. Enjoyable as hockey is though, the viewing gatherings and parties can sometimes feel a little routine, a little samey, a little like nothing ever changes. Especially right now when Colorado Avalanches fans have their heads in their hands, wondering if de.partypoker.com might be a better use of their time. We don’t need to make an event out of our NHL viewings, but it would be nice to do more than just sit on the sofa and watch the recent train wreck.
What about combining the NHL with another interest of yours? For example, some people might be keen poker players, in which case they could host a poker viewing party. Everyone in attendance would still have a perfect view of the hockey game on screen, but they’d get to play a game themselves at the same time. Perhaps even incorporate the game into the outcome of each poker match and place bets. Betting is a common activity when it comes to sporting events, with thousands of Americans, Canadians and Germans alike taking to calling the outcome of games in the hopes they can win some extra cash, or perhaps just the satisfaction of being right. So a poker game would be right at home during the next NHL match to be televised.
Perhaps you can make it interesting, by saying the winner of the poker game will be the person who has won the most games at the poker table, and predicted which hockey team was going to win. It would certainly cheer up Avalanches fans after the team literally fell apart in March.
What other games could be played during this season’s games?