It's one of the more entertaining lines of thought I feel a fan can have: Which one of the players on my favorite team could I sit down and relate to over a brew or two at the local pub?
You're sitting in your comfy, broken-in recliner after a long day at the office, and you crack open a bottle of your top beer right as the puck drops. There really isn't a better feeling. Unless you could be doing the same thing with one of the guys out there on the ice.
At least that's my line of thinking.
But not every player would be a blast to kick it with at the bar. Based on the interviews I've seen, I think Chris Pronger would be a bit of a buzzkill after a few brewskies. As usual, please don't tell him that I said that.
So as I look over the 30 NHL teams as what feels to be the longest summer without hockey in history, I wonder which player I would go out for a night out on the town with. Who would be the funnest? Who would create a good atmosphere? And who would tell the best stories?
These are just my picks. I was on the fence with a few of them. Obviously, it doesn't get much more subjective than this. Who would you go with for your favorite team? Or any other team for the matter. Let me know in the comments, and is it October yet?