I always book it off. I don't hide why I'm taking certain days off. My boss knows, I take off the trade deadline, the draft, and July 1st.
agreed, my manager is a hockey fanatic, last year i told him i'm taking a personal day on the last trade deadline... his response? "ya, i'll be watching the trade deadline too". I actually came in on draft day to watch the draft with my manager and shift manager. July 1st i asked for an afternoon shift... all the big deals are usually done by 4:00