Hockey is like the magnificent mutt of the sporting world––you get the speed of lacrosse, the grace of ribbon gymnastics, and the utter brutality of golf all combined in one action-packed event. See this wondersport in action with today's Groupon: for $36, you get one club-level seat at a Nashville Predators game (a $60 value, including tax). Choose between the following games:
Exchanging your Groupon for your ticket is easier than getting a clown to eat free bread. Just purchase one for each member of your group of hockey hooligans. Multiples purchased on the same card will reserve a block of seats next to each other. Your hard tickets should be waiting for you in an envelope at the Bridgestone Arena's box office on game day—but you'll need to reserve them online in advance. Seats will be in club-level sections 201–206 and 219–224.
Led defensively by All Star Shea Weber and US Olympian Ryan Suter, the Predators are looking for their fifth trip to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in six years. As the 2010–2011 season unfolds, these three teams will be battling it out for their share of eight playoff spots. Spots are unrigged, but the home-rink advantage in Nashville's back pocket should be enough to tilt the ice in the Predators' favor—that is, with the help of raucous fans and the occasional hockey-playing bear.