Well, hockey is back in a major way. Apparently 98% of all the opening games across the entire league were sold out (saw some stat on nhl.com somewhere). We managed to get tickets to the Sharks opener against the Blue Jackets the other day, and I've never felt or seen so much crowd energy at a hockey game ever. It was better than the playoffs. :) The goals were amazing - the Sharks won 4-1. Marc Denis, the Blue Jackets goalie was giving up a ton of rebounds, and at least 2 of the Sharks goals were touched by no less than 4 Sharks players (everyone but Nabokov and 1 defensemen).
After that game, we decided to spring for season tickets, and surprising managed to get blue line seats still, albeit in the upper level. Let's go Sharks!