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#1 stevkrause

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 10:01 AM

Just bought my tickets and booked a hotel to make a weekend out of it, the Wings are off that night, so it works out perfect... this will be my first time seeing GR in person, so it'll be nice to see some of those prospects first hand

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 11:45 AM

QUOTE (stevkrause @ March 3, 2009 - 10:01AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just bought my tickets and booked a hotel to make a weekend out of it, the Wings are off that night, so it works out perfect... this will be my first time seeing GR in person, so it'll be nice to see some of those prospects first hand


I just realized they're not actually playing in Toronto. Haha.

Have a good time anyway!

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 01:46 PM

QUOTE (BleedRed&White @ March 3, 2009 - 11:45AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just realized they're not actually playing in Toronto. Haha.

Have a good time anyway!

haha, yea, we're just going to GR, about half the trip of Toronto and no passport required

thanks! beerchug.gif

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Here in this one too

and finally

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 02:55 PM

QUOTE (stevkrause @ March 3, 2009 - 01:46PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
haha, yea, we're just going to GR, about half the trip of Toronto and no passport required

thanks! beerchug.gif


I think my next planned trip will have to be out to GR to see them play at home. I just saw the Griffins in action on Sunday against the Marlies and the result was great: 5-4 Griffins!

Took a quick picture of the game's first star too. smile.gif




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Posted 03 March 2009 - 03:11 PM

QUOTE (stevkrause @ March 3, 2009 - 01:46PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
haha, yea, we're just going to GR, about half the trip of Toronto and no passport required

thanks! beerchug.gif


The trip to Grand Rapids, from the Detroit area, is actually only about 40 minutes shorter than to Toronto. And, you don't need a passport to cross the border in to Canada, only a driver's license (or suitable photo ID) along with your birth certificate or proof of citizenship.

Just thought I'd let you know, in case you do decide to make the trip up there one day.

I'll be going to GR for that game as well though...great time up there at Van Andel.
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 03:14 PM

QUOTE (BleedRed&White @ March 3, 2009 - 02:55PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think my next planned trip will have to be out to GR to see them play at home. I just saw the Griffins in action on Sunday against the Marlies and the result was great: 5-4 Griffins!

Took a quick picture of the game's first star too. smile.gif


who is that? almost looks like a video game, haha

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


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Posted 03 March 2009 - 03:16 PM

QUOTE (Yzersyukstromberg @ March 3, 2009 - 03:11PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The trip to Grand Rapids, from the Detroit area, is actually only about 40 minutes shorter than to Toronto. And, you don't need a passport to cross the border in to Canada, only a driver's license (or suitable photo ID) along with your birth certificate or proof of citizenship.

Just thought I'd let you know, in case you do decide to make the trip up there one day.

I'll be going to GR for that game as well though...great time up there at Van Andel.

I've been to Toronto a few times... when was the last time you went there? The passport kicked in this year as far as I knew?

where I'm coming from, it only takes me about 2 hrs 45 mins to GR, 4.5 hrs to Toronto... I'm a little further west than Detroit

I'm looking forward to it, I've never been to Van Andel, I'm pretty stoked!

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


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Posted 03 March 2009 - 03:33 PM

QUOTE (stevkrause @ March 3, 2009 - 03:16PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've been to Toronto a few times... when was the last time you went there? The passport kicked in this year as far as I knew?

where I'm coming from, it only takes me about 2 hrs 45 mins to GR, 4.5 hrs to Toronto... I'm a little further west than Detroit

I'm looking forward to it, I've never been to Van Andel, I'm pretty stoked!


Not until June of this year, they keep postponning it

all you need now is as they said, DL and Birth Certificate... they also have that id card you can get instead of a passport that allows access to Canada only.

I have been to Windsor 4 times since jan1st and going back on the 12th (go Whalers!!)



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Posted 03 March 2009 - 03:34 PM

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who is that? almost looks like a video game, haha


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Posted 03 March 2009 - 09:00 PM

QUOTE (stevkrause @ March 3, 2009 - 10:01AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just bought my tickets and booked a hotel to make a weekend out of it, the Wings are off that night, so it works out perfect... this will be my first time seeing GR in person, so it'll be nice to see some of those prospects first hand


Welcome to GR. Make sure you come to the game early if you are interested in receiving the Justin Abdelkader bobble head! First 2500 fans will receive the giveaway, and its likely to be a sellout or close to it. Sometimes you have to go into the front entrance to get the promotion - sometimes any of the entrances. Watch the Griffins website closer to the game.

If you're looking for a good place to eat before the game, head to GP Sports in the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. Its a nice sports bar with many screens and very reasonably priced food. Easy walk through the overhead walkways to the game if its cold or rainy. Another good alternative is The BOB. Its a refurbished old building diagonally across the street from the arena that has a handful of trendier restaurants and bars inside.



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Posted 03 March 2009 - 09:18 PM

QUOTE (GROwl @ March 3, 2009 - 10:00PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Welcome to GR. Make sure you come to the game early if you are interested in receiving the Justin Abdelkader bobble head! First 2500 fans will receive the giveaway, and its likely to be a sellout or close to it. Sometimes you have to go into the front entrance to get the promotion - sometimes any of the entrances. Watch the Griffins website closer to the game.

If you're looking for a good place to eat before the game, head to GP Sports in the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. Its a nice sports bar with many screens and very reasonably priced food. Easy walk through the overhead walkways to the game if its cold or rainy. Another good alternative is The BOB. Its a refurbished old building diagonally across the street from the arena that has a handful of trendier restaurants and bars inside.


if you like Mexican Food and don't enjoy the "downtown crowd" try El Arriero's on 28th St. It's really good food for less than $10 a person.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 11:14 PM

thank you everyone for the suggestions, they are greatly appreciated!

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


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Posted 22 March 2009 - 02:46 PM

So, what did you think? The boys played well last night - I really enjoyed the game. I'm just sad that there is only one home game left in the regular season.

Its a $1 beer/$1 dog night on 4/10/09. It was announced last night there that are only a few remaining tickets left.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 07:39 AM

QUOTE (GROwl @ March 22, 2009 - 03:46PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, what did you think? The boys played well last night - I really enjoyed the game. I'm just sad that there is only one home game left in the regular season.

Its a $1 beer/$1 dog night on 4/10/09. It was announced last night there that are only a few remaining tickets left.


The Stanley Cup will be in GR that day. There's a VIP viewing, season ticket holder viewing, and then a public viewing before/during the game. It will be on the ice before the start of the game.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 07:52 AM

QUOTE (GROwl @ March 22, 2009 - 03:46PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, what did you think? The boys played well last night - I really enjoyed the game. I'm just sad that there is only one home game left in the regular season.

Its a $1 beer/$1 dog night on 4/10/09. It was announced last night there that are only a few remaining tickets left.

it was one hell of a game and we had a blast, bounced around town a bit afterward as well, all and all it was a great time and I think we're gonna try to make it an annual thing after this year

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


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Posted 24 March 2009 - 06:52 PM

Glad you had a great time!! I have lived in this area most all my life. And the Griffins are great entertainment, especially with the Friday night 'free beer and hot wings' section. They always get it going! Great pic of my boy Oulahen thumbup.gif

A friend of mine from Switzerland came up a couple of weeks ago and I took her to the arena. She couldn't believe that THAT was our minor league arena! She couldn't get enough pics to take back with her. I was so proud biggrin.gif

I will be at the Griffins Stanley night. I have to be there at like 3ish for our appt with Stanley. We will get 15 min, but I have no idea besides the other two I am going with, how many will be at that same time slot. But the stanley cup poster we got with the tix package was AWESOME!
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