It's that time of year again, Thanksgiving.
The day when we go to Grandma's, make a plate of mashed potatoes, turkey, corn, stuffing and covering it all with gravy.
But we also understand that this is a day for giving thanks for things that we appreciate in our lives.
And of course we make it all about hockey.
This year we're thankful for a lot of things.
We're thankful for another season of great hockey that is full of amazing goals and defensive plays and saves by goalies that make us go 'WTF?!'
We're thankful for the Minnesota Wild leading the league.
We're thankful for the surprising play of the Florida Panthers.
We're thankful for overtime goals and beautiful shootout goals and great celebrations.
We're thankful for the play of Ryan Nugent-Hopkings, Gabriel Landeskog and Adam Henrique and all of the rookies who are making a name for themselves this season.
We're thankful for the return of Sidney Crosby and everything he is about.
We're thankful for the crackdowns on head-shots and dangerous plays because we don't want anything jeopardizing the players and the game that we love.
We're thankful for Hockey Night in Canada and the everlasting bromance between Ron McLean and Don Cherry.
We're thankful that the Dallas Stars ownership situation has been fixed.
We're thankful for the surprise league leaders in points and goals. Who would have thought that the top five in points would be Phil Kessel, Claude Giroux, Kris Versteeg, Joffrey Lupul and Thomas Vanek? Not us.
But most of all, what we're most thankful for is everyday watching games and getting to blog about it. We're thankful that we have readers who appreciate what we do and participate in running this blog.
Let us know what you're thankful for, whether we mentioned it already or not.
Also, have a great Turkey Day!