I know not everyone here is a Dallas Stars fan. But I know that there's enough of you here that hopefully this plea is worthwhile.
Tonight the Dallas Stars take on the Colorado Avalanche in the final home game of the season. This is by far the most important game of the season for the Stars -- mostly because they failed to win the previous "biggest game of the season" that have come before. But that isn't what matters.
What matters is that the team receives as much support as they possibly can in the final regulation game of the season at home. For the Stars to even have a chance at the postseason, they need to win the rest of the games. With the Stars receiving absolutely zero help around the NHL this game has even more importance riding on it.
Unfortunately, the fan support just isn't there. At least not at the arena it's not.
There are still a large number of tickets available for tonight's game. I implore you, if you have a free night and some spare change -- make it out to the ballpark. While the lower bowl tickets are still not very cheap, the upper sections are the cheapest sports tickets in town.
We're all ecstatic over what the Rangers have been able to accomplish in Tom Hick's wake. Yet while Rangers fans and the local media have moved on, the Stars have been left behind in worse shape and are now nearly forgotten. The players have done the best they can with limited resources and a limited roster but you can see it is wearing on them -- the lack of support from anyone has to be frustrating as hell.
The Texas Rangers don't play tonight. It's a cheap ticket. If you've never been to a hockey game, it's the most fun you'll ever have a sporting event.
I'll be there tonight and I'm dragging as many people with me as I can. I hope to see some of you guys there as well.