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#18601 puckloo39

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 07:57 AM

I will really miss Drapes if he hangs 'em up this summer. Steady man, good soul, great team mate -- he will certainly be missed in the room and by us fans.

I will never forget how he opened his arms and took Mac under his wing (no pun intended)when Mac asked him for a chance at getting his life back. Drapes is the one who took a risk and helped him get back to hockey and sobriety. Of course, Mac had to do all the work, but without Drapes holding the door open, I am not sure he would have made it. I suspect Kris is partially responsible for saving Darren McCarty's life, by being a true and honest friend.


Cutest kids, ever, too. :wub:

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 08:46 AM

We really have been blessed to have such wonderful guys on and off the ice over the years. I hope the next batch can keep up with our expectations.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 01:50 PM

Thank you Brian. For everything. :wub:


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Posted 25 May 2011 - 02:24 PM

That was a great speech by Raffy. I love that he gave credit to the Lord and I liked that he put a Bible verse in there too. He's such a sweet and normal guy and I'm gonna miss him not being there on the blue line. God bless ya Raffy, thanks for representing the Wings and Team USA so well!

Oh and thanks for hunting down those pics Kristi. ^_^
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Posted 25 May 2011 - 02:59 PM

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Hey, I know that guy in the blue! :P his kids go to the same school as mine. I saw him picking them up last week and was so tempted to say sorry you're still not working.


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And these two....I wonder what was going through their minds. I have a feeling we'll be seeing an announcement from them as well. :(

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 04:12 PM

You know, as much as I hate to see this happen, I understand it totally.

Good luck and good journeys, Brian. You'll be missed.
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 08:01 PM

I found some rather nice pictures of Cheli's off-season workout from a few years back:
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 09:47 PM

Damn!! How old is he? It doesn't matter, I could look at him all day.

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#18609 Kira

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 12:28 PM

Ask Kristi about the video of his workout routine we found a couple years ago and sent to her...she almost fainted when she saw it. :lol: I honestly thought we'd have to call 911 on her!
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 12:29 PM

I have all those pics (yeah, I know, big surprise! :D) and I'm amazed every time I see them. I wonder if now that he's not playing, if he's still working out that hard? I think we need more pictures!

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 04:38 PM

Why can't there be workout pics of Zata? Preferably shirtless :lol:


Here's something for our Kira. :)

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#18612 ChelisChick

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 06:21 PM

Ooooh, the workout video!!! *thud*



Ahem! Anyways....I haven't seen a couple of those Pasha pics! Great find!

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 03:43 AM

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Jimmy Howard: Was really disappointed to learn the audition for a Miracle remake was a joke, but didn't get a haircut anyway.
Todd Bertuzzi: Pitched no-hitter for the Tigers

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Henrik Zetterberg: Created "Sweaterberg" line of cardigans

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Pavel Datsyuk: Took two suitcases' worth of stolen pucks home to Russia for his collection...and those were just from the playoffs.

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Kris Draper: Pondered life's eternal mysteries, like why hockey players all have to go to the restroom as a group.

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 08:59 AM

Ask Kristi about the video of his workout routine we found a couple years ago and sent to her...she almost fainted when she saw it. :lol: I honestly thought we'd have to call 911 on her!



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I wonder if now that he's not playing, if he's still working out that hard?



I bet he is. He's a warrior! He's not going to stop until he absolutely has to.

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I love this picture. He looks so thoughtful, but with that twinkle in his eye that means he's probably about to say something hilarious!

What I Did on My Summer Vacation
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Jimmy Howard: Was really disappointed to learn the audition for a Miracle remake was a joke, but didn't get a haircut anyway.
Todd Bertuzzi: Pitched no-hitter for the Tigers


They look to me like they're listening to a presentation by a cult leader, or a pyramid scheme. Jimmy's like "Whoa... this explains everything which has ever happened!" and Todd is like "Meh, this is a load of crap."

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#18615 Kira

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 10:21 AM

Why can't there be workout pics of Zata? Preferably shirtless :lol:


Here's something for our Kira. :)

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Oh you darling girl, I love you!!! :wub: Some of those I'd never seen before. The third one breaks my heart - he's so serious and so adorable. What a beautiful way to start my day - how do I ever return the favor???

I have tears in my eyes looking at these. I miss him so much...September is so far away.

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 11:22 AM

Oh you darling girl, I love you!!! :wub: Some of those I'd never seen before. The third one breaks my heart - he's so serious and so adorable. What a beautiful way to start my day - how do I ever return the favor???

I have tears in my eyes looking at these. I miss him so much...September is so far away.



You're welcome Pat.

You can alwaya post some hot pics of Zata for me. :) I know what you mean Pat. It feels like an eternity until September. But we still have pics of our boys so we can pass the time.
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#18617 Kira

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 10:25 AM

If I can find some "hot" pics of Henrik, be assured you'll see them here. I may not be able to find any til September when I see him in Traverse, but you never know.

God, I miss my sweetie... :(
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 08:53 PM

PAGE 439! Yea for page 439 and Ozzie pictures :wub: I was getting a little worried I'd never find them and I'm having Ozzie withdrawls (plus, my birthday isn't until December 29, and that's way too long to wait for you ladies to open up your Ozzie files LOL). That, and I was SO sure he was coming back and now I'm so nervous about it. If I never do get to meet him, well, let's just say, I can feel the tears welling up in my eyes right now. This year is the first year I have the courage to actually go find someplace he will be and say hello - even if I do pass out before I actually say a single word!! It's just been a dream for, gosh, going on 17 years, I can't even imagine I guess. I know, I know, can you say, introvert?!

And by the way Pat, I read the story about your Pasha, and WOW. I had no idea! What a heart-tugging story! I am so happy he found a wonderful wife to spend his life with and has a nice family. Now all he has to do is move in next to you and your wonderful family and you would both be set for life!!! ;)

Oh, and for WizardOfOz30, hotwings24, puckloo39, and any other goalie fans: http://video.redwing...om/videocenter/ (If I didn't do it right, just search "Game Day Out-takes") Enjoy! :cool:

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Edited by OzzieFan30, 30 May 2011 - 08:59 PM.

Ozzie, what do you think the key to this whole playoffs and winning the Stanley Cup was? (asks Darren McCarty, interviewing Ozzie after beating Penguins in 2008 to win the Cup) "Just that we made every last minute a kerfuffule. That would be it, I mean, we never could just put an empty-netter in there to make it easy. We had to... really, you know what we did it for? So the fans could watch right to the end."

Thanks, Oz. So nice of you to always be thinking of the fans!!!!

 

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 10:07 PM

I forgot your name already OzzieFan, but thanks for sharing that video. I love Ozzie even more every time I see things like that and I completely agree about the quirkiness that goalies have, I don't know what it is but I like it. Howard has grown on me as well, but no one will replace Ozzie in my heart.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 08:02 AM

Dawn, I hate to say it, but yeah, Howie is kinda cute. You'll laugh, but I didn't like him until I learned more about him and how Oz made him his protégé, then I decided he was OK - he had to get approval from my main man first! :blush: He's got some stuff to learn of course, but is well on his way to being my next full time crush. It's between Jimmy and Helm :rolleyes: but I'm totally partial to the goalie!!!

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Ozzie, what do you think the key to this whole playoffs and winning the Stanley Cup was? (asks Darren McCarty, interviewing Ozzie after beating Penguins in 2008 to win the Cup) "Just that we made every last minute a kerfuffule. That would be it, I mean, we never could just put an empty-netter in there to make it easy. We had to... really, you know what we did it for? So the fans could watch right to the end."

Thanks, Oz. So nice of you to always be thinking of the fans!!!!

 




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