One of the new things we will be doing from time to time, here at M & G, is looking at the freebies you get at NHL games, as teams will do anything to get your wallet thru the gate, and your butt in a seat. (A couple of these look absolutely lethal, in the wrong hands. But, I digress.) Some teams do not list giveaways in their game listings. All items listed are from the teams' individual websites, via NHL.com.
Here's this week's list (thru November 28th, updated November 25):
Colorado -- 'Beanie Night' for first 10,000 vs. Minnesota (November 28)
Columbus -- T-shirts for all on 'White-Out night' vs. Calgary (Nov. 28)
Dallas -- Team Yearbook (Nov. 28 vs. Tampa Bay)
Detroit -- Wall calendars (Nov. 25, vs. Atlanta); also a 'Riverfront Party' before the game (Nov. 27 vs. Calgary)
Florida -- Panthers' Jersey Luggage Tags (Nov. 27 vs. Toronto)
Minnesota -- McGruff the Crime Dog Crime Prevention Cards for all 14 and under only (Nov. 27 vs. Colorado)
New Jersey -- Energy-Efficient Light Bulb, 18 and over, New Jersey residents only (Nov. 25 vs. Ottawa); Youth Hockey Jersey, 13 and under only (Nov. 28 vs. NY Islanders)
NY Islanders -- 'Baby Crawl' at 1st intermission (Nov. 27 vs. Pittsburgh) with $500 team store 1st Prize
Pittsburgh -- Baseball Cap (Nov. 28 vs. NY Rangers)
Tampa Bay -- License Plate Tags, 1st 7,500 + 2,000 for STH's (Nov. 25 vs. Toronto); Mike Smith #41 hats, first 5,000 + 2,000 for STH's (Nov. 27 vs. NY Rangers).