BRANDON - Close your eyes for a moment and wander to the hockey rink.
Grab the pads, lace up the skates and grab your stick. But on the way, ensure you also snag that straw sitting by the doorway that leads to the tunnel and out on to the ice.
Straw? What do you mean, a straw?
That straw is the only allowable way to breath during the game.
Open your eyes again.
Welcome to Denver, Colorado, where the air is thinner than a single Girl Scout mint cookie.
"It's bad . . it's bad,'' said Tampa Bay Lightning forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, who spent the previous two seasons with the Colorado Avalan...
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