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Today’s Groupon gets you affordable access to all the wall-slamming, stick-banging, puck-flying, ceramic-glazing fun of an Atlanta Thrashers game. The value of this deal varies depending on how close you want to get to those stray pucks, but no matter where you sit, you’ll get half off the normal $32, $42, $62, or $78 ticket price, plus a $1.25 Ticketmaster fee.
Chose from the following games:
- vs. Washington Capitals, Thursday, October 22, at 7 p.m.
- vs. Washington Capitals, Thursday, October 29, at 7 p.m.
- vs. St. Louis Blues, Sunday, November 8, at 5 p.m.
- vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Sunday, November 22, at 5 p.m.
With today’s deal, clicking on our BUY button will take you to a no-commitment sign-up page, where you can register for a link to an ultra-double-secret Ticketmaster page set up especially for Groupies. Simply select the game and ticket price of your choice, enter the code word Groupon, and only pay if it’s a seat you want. Make sure to purchase your tickets by October 4 so you can catch all the explosive icy action from great seats in the upper or mid bowls of the Philips Arena, which the Thrashers share with traveling Rummikub tournaments.
Hockey is like the magnificent mutt of the sporting world. You get the suspense of watching an object swish through a net (like in basketball or soccer), the thrill of rambunctious brawls (boxing), the elegance of ice skating, and the utter brutality of golf all combined into one action-packed event. Take your whole family, or just your best friend. At half off, it’ll be like you’re just paying for yourself, but your friend will overestimate your generosity and compliment your future haircuts to an appropriately inflated degree.
Yelpers give the Thrashers four stars, and Citysearchers give the Philips Arena, where the Thrashers play, four stars: > * The greatest resource at Phillips is the sense of caring and security provided by the people who work there. – rdlfret, Citysearch > * Philips Arena works equally well for hockey games and concerts. Though its upper seating does remove you from the action (it’s a big place), there aren’t many bad seats in the house. –erinbehan_citysearch, Citysearch > * Good value for the quality of food you receive. Also, the seats were very cozy. – MollyMilligan, Citysearch
Evolution of the Puck
Before the current hockey-puck design—a black, vulcanized-rubber disc—was selected for game-use by 37% of known professional hockey leagues, the disc went through more than 4,678 iterations. Here are a few of the pucks that haven't stuck around:
- Lemon meringue pie tin
- Giant wheel from 1974 season of The Price Is Right
- Live hamster named Smush
- Disc-shaped patty composed of rubber cement and Bobby Hull's hair
- Lionel Richie's 2006 album Sounds of the Season
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