While Nailers hockey in no way compares to the like of NHL hockey, it's a decent distraction in a city that often doesn't leave a lot to offer as distraction. Tickets are pretty cheap which is good when trying to budget entertainment for a whole family. It's also a cheap, safe night out for older kids and teens. They're always offering lots of promotions so be sure to check the promotions schedule and you might walk away with some freebies. So while the pace and excitement comes nowhere near NHL hockey, it's better than nothing.