Now, I don't want to get off on another rant here, but how hard is it to put a hockey game on one of your televisions? I mean H-E-Double Hockey Sticks, you're a sports bar for Christ's sake. Granted, there are some narrow-minded philistines that don't even think hockey is a sport (yeah mom, I'm looking at you. hockey is more of a sport than figure skating is. hockey players skate and do sowcows and kick ass. for any doubt, look at jerome iginla).
On the other hand, there are several more open-minded individuals who appreciate the sport of hockey (although, let's be honest, they're totally ovechkin bandwagon fans. and dont understand the concept of a penalty. or what a team needs to do win in the playoffs).
Despite the fact that these people want to come in and drink your beer, and drink it night after night, you drag your gigantic javelin-throwing feet up the stairs from your basement of broken dreams and try and charm your disgruntled customers with your half-baked excuses.
"Heyyyy. No hockey tonight. Watch CNN. The US invaded Malta."
Take a tip from the people who run The Penalty Box in Old Town. I walk in and ask for a hockey game and its on, and I can get a little more volume if I want. Plus, they have Blue in bottles, every night of the week. Not just on Wednesdays, like a certain establishment in Arlington.