I think it's kind of fun to be able to watch your farm team play a few games here and there for an average fan to really get an idea of what you have in the system. Since the Heat will be on TV a few times, against Toronto every time, we will be able to see what is cooking down there, if anything. If you are lucky you may even catch a Jim Playfair melt down! The problem with the Heat being on TV and the Flames being broadcasted almost every game is that my Fiancé might get a little annoyed with my potatoesque movement. I have developed a strategy for those of you who need their hockey fix almost every other night.
First period: The TV room, whatever room it happens to be in, your bedroom, the living room, the den... that has to be the cleanest place in the house. Spend the entire first period cleaning and dusting the TV stand, vacuuming/mopping during commercial breaks and generally tiding all the while never taking your eyes off of the glorious shiny thing with hockey on it. If it's super clean already....keep cleaning.
Second Period: Work out, hey nothing said we have to be slovenly fat bastards, I like the stationary exercise bike but if you prefer a good push up routine with some sit ups...whatever. If you're sporting a six pack and your significant other wants you to stop watching Hockey make sure they know you will gain a ton of weight if that tragic occurrence happens! Goodbye washboard and hello Jell-O. What better way to get yourself fit than by spending 30-40 minutes working out than watching hockey??
Third Period: It's getting late now, maybe it's a west coast game, the pajamas are on and maybe someone is getting annoyed Hockey is STILL on.... I offer a massage for as long as the period lasts. Make a deal, quid pro quo! I get to watch the third, you get a shoulder/foot rub and everyone is happy and ready for bed at the end! The secret here is that while getting their massage they will not be able to deny their love of the game and start cheering along. Soon, hopefully, they will be encouraging the hockey watching!
Over-time...okay you're on your own here...good luck.
Just to re-cap in case you want to take this instruction manual home to your significant other: Because you watch hockey you will have a buff body, clean all the time and give out numerous massages...like 82 of them!! What a deal!