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Puck Daddy’s 2012 Trade Deadline Day drinking game

Sean Leahy
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Soooooo ... no Rick Nash deal, huh? Well then, we'll have to just sit and wait patiently for that Bryan Allen trade to roll in, eh?

The NHL's 2012 Trade Deadline Day has arrived and with all of the players who've either signed extensions, been pulled off the market, or have already been traded, this is setting up to be one quiet day.

But have no fear, your friends at Puck Daddy are here with another fun drinking game to make the next seven hours of your life a little more entertaining while you sit and wait to hear whether or not your favorite team's GM is working the phones to make a move or playing Words With Friends on his iPhone.

Of course, a drinking game is even better with your input, so please feel free to add your own rules to the game in the comments.

Coming up, what you should look for today to help increase your beverage-to-hand ratio.

Take One Drink When ...

• Any trade is announced.
• Anyone on the TSN or Sportsnet panels looks down at their Blackberrys for more than a 5-second count.
• A player acquired is called "the last piece of the championship puzzle."
• The Leafs War Room is shown.
• Pierre McGuire calls a player a "monster."
• Pierre McGuire refers to a player by his full name (i.e. Alexander Semin, Steven Ott).
• Wysh gets any sort of airtime on Sportsnet's coverage.
• Rick Nash's name is mentioned (sorry).

Take Two Drinks When ...

• Your favorite team makes a deal.
• A fake Twitter account dupes a member of the MSM.
• You fall victim to a fake Twitter account of a MSM personality.
• Any deal is announced after 3 p.m. ET.
• A player says he found out he was traded through TSN/Sportsnet.
• A player is reported to have waived his no-trade clause.
• Brian Burke is shown with his tie undone.
• A former GM on either panel questions the moves or lack of moves by a current GM.
• Darren Pang reacts to a trade with a "Holy jumpin'!"

Take Three Drinks When ...

• The Philadelphia Flyers trade for a goalie.
• The total number of trades for the trade falls below Bovada's over/under of 22.5.
• The TSN broadcast strays away from talking free agency and discusses other topics like what Canada's 2014 Olympic team might look like.


• One network refutes a trade reported by the other.
• Wysh drops a Star Wars reference on Sportsnet.
• Rick Nash does indeed get traded.

*(Ed. Note: Puck Daddy, of course, in no way endorses abuse of alcohol, consumption of alcohol by anyone under the legal drinking age in their region and, without a doubt, the operation of an automobile or any machine while under the influence of alcohol. These games are listed for entertainment purposes and we don't take responsibility for any result of their application. To sum it up, don't be a knucklehead and have fun!)

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