It's time to get your 'Nucks on

MATT KIELTYKA, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:03 AM ET

Pre-season? Bah. Every die-hard fan (and those that aren't) knows the real puck party starts tonight. Getting on the ice after so many months lounging by the pool - a.k.a. Wellwooding - can be tricky, so here's a schedule to make sure you're ready to get your 'Nucks on.

- 7 A.M. That would be The Hockey Song you set as your alarm last night. Good pick. Now get your butt out of that Canucks linen set.

- 8 A.M. Dig out your bluest Canucks jersey and set it by the door so you don't forget it on the way out. No more Ohlund jerseys though.

- 9 A.M. Settle into work. Casually. You don't want to be the guy that races to the computer to check tonight's starting line-up as your boss walks in.

- 11 A.M. Now check the line-ups. Also: crumple up that financial disclosure sheet and chuck it at the Flames fan across the room.

- 5 P.M. Don't you know everyone else is already flooding the bars? Forget the shirt and tie, just throw on the jersey and go. You might miss Salo's first injury of the season.

- 7 P.M. Great job, now you're standing at the bar. But you made it. Down a couple bevies and enjoy the game with all the other hockey-deprived suits around you. High fives are OK. Ass pats: not so much.

Top places to catch the game:

- SHARK CLUB, 180 W. Georgia - You know the vibe will be good and who doesn't like having a TV positioned in every conceivable corner?

- DOOLINS, 654 Nelson - Crowd around a TV and order a pint of Guinness while screaming "Shane O'Brien" in a fake Irish accent.

- KINGSTON TAPHOUSE, 755 Richards - Always a good vibe on game night, plus the food is great.

- G SPORTS BAR, 1208 Granville St. - 24 TVs, a nine-foot projection screen and $3.50 Jager shots. Score!

- SCORE ON DAVIE, 1262 Davie - A massive 71-inch plasma screen, among others, gives you a rinkside seat.


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