Happy Thanksgiving From Defending Big D!

You can find us on the couch in a tryptophan-induced coma.

Happy Thanksgiving from your staff here at Defending Big D!

We're taking the day to celebrate with our loved ones, and will be back tomorrow with our usual fare of content like previewing the Minnesota Wild contest Friday night and our weekly review of individual performance in our Ups & Downs post.

But today we give thanks for another great year here at Defending Big D.

To all of you, who have stuck by us throughout the highs and lows this past year, we are so very grateful for your continued support and readership.

To the Dallas Stars, from the public relations staff to in-game staff, management to coaching, and players who have donned the Victory Green -- thank you for giving us a passion to pursue and use as a commonality to cross boundaries and create a community here.

We hope you eat, drink and be merry (in the responsible ways, of course) and we hope to see all of you out at the American Airlines Center in the near future.

Go Stars!