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WCH Weekend Preview

Thursday Night Pre-Game Movie: Beowulf. I am so sick of Hollywood remaking every old movie or book they can get their hands on. It's nice to finally see them come up with an original idea for a film.

Friday Afternoon Pre-Game Song: Cum on Feel the Noize by Slade. Last week, I mentioned the Quiet Riot version of this song and, in what is possibly my favorite comment ever, reader RR pointed out that rock legends Slade song the original version. A quick YouTube search produced the most beautiful video I've ever seen. Slade reminds me of a simpler time, back when it was all about the music...and dressing yourself up with as many ridiculous affectations as possible.

Games I'd Want to See If I Had Unlimited Funds:
All of four of the Showcase games involving Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Michigan State should be pretty entertaining, and luckily enough, I'll be at two of them.

Controversial Play That a WCHA Official Will Probably Screw-Up
: A combination of holiday spirit, and the fact WCHA refs will have half as many opportunities to screw up as a normal week leads to me to keep this section blank.

Cliche Arena Song of the Week: "Eye of the Tiger" What else needs to be said? The category was created for Eye of the Tiger.

Picks to Click
Last week: 2 goals, 2 assists, 2 goals against, 2 wins

Turkey: White Meat
Stuffing: Traditional Sage
Pie: Pumpkin

Arena Food of the Week
: Smuggled in leftovers. Most arenas have some sort of policy about not bringing in outside food, but there has to be at least 5 places on your person that you can stash your delicious holiday leftovers(Actually, 6 places if you're creative, 7 if you've got a high tolerance for pain).

Funny Joke that Somebody Else Wrote:
I usually end up butchering these jokes by typing them out, so I'll go the YouTube route again. I don't know why, but this set from Matt Fulchiron is one of my favorites.

Predictions For You Compulsive Gambling-Types That Have to Bet
Gambletron 2000's Pick of the Week: Friday night-Michigan State 349 Minnesota 0

Smooth Jimmy Apollo's 52% Lock of the Week: Saturday night- Nebraska-Omaha 4 Alaska 1

The George Costanza Special(A prediction that is the exact opposite of every instinct and inclination I have): Minnesota-Duluth sweeps North Dakota.