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#1 VladyIBELIEVE16

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 12:55 PM

Hey Red Wings Nation West!

I just found out that the Red Wings have the ice from 1:30 to 3:00 pm at Toyota Sports Center (aka Health South) on Friday, February 5, 2010
The address and phone number:
555 North Nash St.
El Segundo, CA 90245
ph. (310) 535-4510


Please be aware that they can cancel practices and they do it with barely any notice. Your best bet is to call and confirm they are practicing before you leave for the Sports Center.

See you there!

I just called and PRACTICE IS CONFIRMED See you all soon!

Edited by VladyIBELIEVE16, 05 February 2010 - 02:20 PM.

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#2 Theophany

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 04:10 PM

Oh hey, I may actually go! (I'm flying down to LA on Thursday)

#3 VladyIBELIEVE16

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 04:51 PM

Whoo Hoo! We look forward to seeing you! Don't be shy!
Don't worry about losing. If it's right, it happens. The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away. Steinbeck
Dance is nothing until it's on a beautiful body - Wade Robson
What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
In life as in the dance: Grace glides on blistered feet. - Alice Abrams

#4 Yzermania

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 07:08 PM

I work at 1 on friday, I'll see if I can get it covered or switched so hopefully I can make it.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 03:57 AM

I hope I can make it! Had a blast at the last one!

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 07:20 PM

Going to try and take a vacation day from work. Sounds exciting, does the opportunity to shake a players hand/take a photo arise?

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 09:18 AM

Well, you know that we can't make it cuz we're going to PHX to look for a place to live (Yotes tix are cheaper than Kings tix!). But we'll be listening to the Sat game on my BB so scream xtra loud (like that's ever been a problem for you).

Since they won't have to do the TSA dance like last time, your Sharpies should get some serious mileage. Can you get me a pic of Helmer and I can just have edicus PS us in????

#8 VladyIBELIEVE16

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 11:24 AM

QUOTE (crater @ February 2, 2010 - 04:20PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Going to try and take a vacation day from work. Sounds exciting, does the opportunity to shake a players hand/take a photo arise?


Hey Twitter buddy... It looks like because there's no plane light to get there will be more of a chance to meet them, shake hands, take pictures and get autos... just don't be disappointed if it doesn't happen. It's hit or miss sometimes.
I've been several times - twice they've signed and taken pictures.. last time they didn't because TSA had blocked off the area for them going to the bus to go through clearance because they went right to the plane to take off.
Don't worry about losing. If it's right, it happens. The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away. Steinbeck
Dance is nothing until it's on a beautiful body - Wade Robson
What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
In life as in the dance: Grace glides on blistered feet. - Alice Abrams

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 11:38 AM

QUOTE (VladyIBELIEVE16 @ February 3, 2010 - 11:24AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey Twitter buddy... It looks like because there's no plane light to get there will be more of a chance to meet them, shake hands, take pictures and get autos... just don't be disappointed if it doesn't happen. It's hit or miss sometimes.
I've been several times - twice they've signed and taken pictures.. last time they didn't because TSA had blocked off the area for them going to the bus to go through clearance because they went right to the plane to take off.


Thanks for the info. My hopes are already way up, either way it will be great though. Bringing my Canon dslr for some nice photos of em while they're practicing at least.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 04:08 PM

Holy shnikes, I work in El Segundo
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#11 VladyIBELIEVE16

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 07:04 PM

Offspring - Come on out! We all have a blast regardless!!! It's really cool to watch them run a practice..
Don't worry about losing. If it's right, it happens. The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away. Steinbeck
Dance is nothing until it's on a beautiful body - Wade Robson
What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
In life as in the dance: Grace glides on blistered feet. - Alice Abrams

#12 VladyIBELIEVE16

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 02:21 PM

I just called and confirmed that practice is still happening wink.gif see you all in a few!!! Drive safely!
Don't worry about losing. If it's right, it happens. The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away. Steinbeck
Dance is nothing until it's on a beautiful body - Wade Robson
What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
In life as in the dance: Grace glides on blistered feet. - Alice Abrams

#13 VladyIBELIEVE16

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:04 PM

Wow that was a blast! I'm working on uploading the videos I shot to you tube and I took nearly 500 photos. Zetterberg FINALLY signed my red Zee jersey.

It was a blast as usual. I got there nearly an hour ahead of the practice time and the guys were already playing soccer on the roller hockey rink.

When they started to go get changed I walked into the area where the office is and Jim Fox came out.. I can't stand him.. I smiled anyways.

As I go down the flight of stairs all the wings are walking to the locker room between the two rinks. I don't know who it was but one of the guys said to Hank - Hey look there's your jersey... then a friendly face - Drapes walked by and I said hi Drapes and he smiled and asked how I was doing. Then they got ready to take the ice. Babcock ran a much stricter aggressive practice than he did last month. I got several videos of the drills and then the last one is a messing around one between Jay and Franzen. They were basically hitting the puck in the air and bouncing it on their sticks.

During the practice center ice was nearly empty except for Lidstrom.. Lidstrom shot the puck right where I was standing and pointed at me.. it rocked! I thanked him after practice and he smiled and said you're welcome. I'm pretty sure he recognized me from the couple of times I've met him.

At any rate - brad may came out after the practice and talked to a woman who was there with her two little boys. They were darling and Brad was so nice and sincere. He gave both the boys a stick and autographed it for them. You could really see how nice and genuine he was. He invited them back to meet some of his "teammates" and the youngest boy started to cry. I volunteered to go in his place smile.gif After we stood at that draped off area for a bit and the equipment bags started making a larger and larger stack I ran upstairs, grabbed my sharpies from the car and headed out back (where the bus was waiting). I was super lucky - they only let two more people into the covered area before the roller rink exit to the bus. I wound up first in line. Zetterberg approached and I asked him to sign my jersey...and yes.. Mission ACCOMPLISHED! I'm so happy! I talked to Brett briefly, Nicky, Drapes came out and I asked to take a picture so he did.. I told him I loved him. He's so scrappy and he works so hard! At any rate... I'm working as FAST as I can to get this stuff uploaded for you all to see.

It was awesome. I sat in traffic my entire way back home because it was pouring rain.. I don't think I went over 20 mph but I had a grin on my face and it didn't matter.

Another red wing fan that was there had an umbrella and after Zee signed my jersey the guy walked me to my car - I took it off to protect it. I was like after three years of trying this bad boy is going to get framed! LOL

They were all so nice. Babcock was all business. Ken Kal was there too and he talked to Rogie Vachon.

I love these days.. they are awesome!!!! smile.gif Pictures to follow!!!

Edited by VladyIBELIEVE16, 05 February 2010 - 09:06 PM.

Don't worry about losing. If it's right, it happens. The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away. Steinbeck
Dance is nothing until it's on a beautiful body - Wade Robson
What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
In life as in the dance: Grace glides on blistered feet. - Alice Abrams

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 09:04 PM

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Don't worry about losing. If it's right, it happens. The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away. Steinbeck
Dance is nothing until it's on a beautiful body - Wade Robson
What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
In life as in the dance: Grace glides on blistered feet. - Alice Abrams

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 11:24 PM

What an exciting time for you! Congrats on finally getting the sig. You sure took a lot of pictures! I liked the one with Draper! And the sig pics are cool, too!

#16 VladyIBELIEVE16

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 11:46 PM

Thanks smile.gif I was super excited. They are always so great. Zee actually walked right to me to sign - hand out to take my pen and everything. I was worried he'd say no.

I took a lot because I like for everyone to feel like they got to go smile.gif
Don't worry about losing. If it's right, it happens. The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away. Steinbeck
Dance is nothing until it's on a beautiful body - Wade Robson
What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
In life as in the dance: Grace glides on blistered feet. - Alice Abrams

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 12:24 AM

Hey everyone, I went as well and took a few hundred photos. Check em out!

http://michaeljgorman.com/photos/

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 11:53 AM

Wow looks like a great time... I'll be moving to LA in the next year, hopefully I can join in on the fun!
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#19 VladyIBELIEVE16

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 11:55 AM

Awesome Hooon definitely keep us in mind! I host game gatherings at my house too smile.gif We've got an amazing group here as well.
Don't worry about losing. If it's right, it happens. The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away. Steinbeck
Dance is nothing until it's on a beautiful body - Wade Robson
What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
In life as in the dance: Grace glides on blistered feet. - Alice Abrams

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 12:42 PM

That's awesome! Brad May, class act. I hope someone gave Maltby a hard time for wearing Ed Hardy, what a guy laugh.gif

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