It's a long, long way to next spring.

For the Pittsburgh Penguins, that looks like a good thing.

There's no Olympic break this season -- those bastards! -- but the NHL is giving each club a week's break again around midseason, so there will still be a surefit of back-to-backers.

Apparently, the Pens coulda done with the first one happening a tad later.

Frankly, that point was a gift, anyway.

Pittsburgh's gonna be all right this season, but these two games had to sober them up to the task ahead, as if they didn't know it already. Click over to The Daily Player to get an idea of what happened.

To get a great idea of how convenient tailgating can be with the right equipment, check out Fanorama for this nifty cool collapsible, foldable tailgating table with its insulated cooler, food basket, and carry bag:

collapsible, foldable tailgating table with its insulated cooler, food basket, and carry bag

Talk about a boon to party life on the road!

It's only $79.95, and shipping is free. What's more, we take Bitcoin, if you're of the digital persuasion.

Maybe it's too simply constructed to be called an engineering miracle, but this funtime magnet is not only easy to set up and break down, those tension straps make it extremely sturdy.

So, tarry not a moment longer. This is for happening dudes and dudettes like you!

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