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#21 HkyTwn

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 01:23 PM

Mr. Hockey! His grandson and I went to school together and I always saw him at our choir events and talked to him several times.
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Posted 27 May 2010 - 01:51 PM

Dan cleary at windsor airport, he was going to the canadian camp to try and make the olympic roster. I got his autograph.

First i saw a limo come out, then a guy with two hockey sticks came out, at first i didnt know who it was because he was in the distance, than when i saw his detroit redwing bag, and saw his face, i was so excited.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 02:07 PM

Mr. Hockey himself when I was 4 years old at a hardware store, he signed a puck for me, rubbed me on the head and told me to skate hard and stay with it... he then crouched down, put his arm around me and took a picture with me... I lost that picture and it bums me out to this day that I don't have it anymore...

fast forward to modern day and I don't get awed by celebrities/athletes anymore and never ask for autographs, I just talk to them like regular people and shoot the s***, saying good game or good show tonight(musicians) and go about my business...

The day I met Gordie though... I was in awe...

Did he give you the complimentary elbow?

Not many hockey players here in jerkwater.

BTW, when I saw the title for this thread, I got the wrong idea. :hehe: Figured it belongs in the water cooler section.

I bet you run into Homer Simpson all the time - right?

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#24 Puckpossession

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 02:11 PM

Did he give you the complimentary elbow?


I bet you run into Homer Simpson all the time - right?


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Posted 27 May 2010 - 03:33 PM

Met Terrible Ted at an autograph signing back when I was 12. Didn't know much about him just knew his # was in the rafters and what my pops had told me about him. Got up to meet him and he was gracious as could be and had the most scars on a human's face than I had ever seen. I will never forget that Posted Image
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Posted 27 May 2010 - 03:51 PM

I was in 4th grade when the Preds first formed. Before the season started, Greg Johnson and Blair Atcheynum (blast from the past I know) were putting on a kid's hockey clinic at the YMCA. I, of course, was a shy little lad and just played hockey and that was that. My die-hard Wings fan mom, on the other hand, recognized Johnson in the parking lot. And in the most embarrassing way possible, screamed WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GGRREEEEEEEEEGGGGGGGGGGGGG JJJJJOOOHHHHHHHNNNNNNSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! loud enough so the entire city of Franklin could hear...



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Posted 27 May 2010 - 04:01 PM

In the summer of 2008 after the Wings won the Cup,Jimmy Howard brought the Cup back to his hometown of Ogdensburg,NY.I went up there with a friend and i met him and i got a picture taken of me and him and the Stanley Cup.I'll never forget it :)
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Posted 27 May 2010 - 05:04 PM

D-Mac at the Star theater less than a week after the '97 Cup win. He and Draps sat 4 or 5 rows behind us. We saw 'Contact' (I thought it stunk). I was wearing an Yzerman hat (who is the player I most want to met). I wasn't nervous at all. Congratulated him and told him I was at the Joe to see him score the game 4 Cup clinching goal. He was just outside the bathrooms waiting for Draps. I didn't want to stalk around waiting for Draper. D-Mac couldn't have been nicer. Meeting Terrible Ted at the Joe last year was pretty unreal too.
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#29 Hockey13Playa

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 05:25 PM

Do you happen to work at Smith-Barney?

Also, you should have hit on Zetterberg's girlfriend.

No I do not. I worked at an engineering company called RCO in Roseville, and now I am at another engineering company called Fori Automation in Shelby twp. Oh my gosh was his girlfriend amazing looking. It was her and her friend and Henrik. They were out side the Starbucks leaning agasint the balcony by that grand staircase/elevator if you are familiar with Sommerset. I wish I could of hit on her :lol:

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 05:55 PM

No I do not. I worked at an engineering company called RCO in Roseville, and now I am at another engineering company called Fori Automation in Shelby twp. Oh my gosh was his girlfriend amazing looking. It was her and her friend and Henrik. They were out side the Starbucks leaning agasint the balcony by that grand staircase/elevator if you are familiar with Sommerset. I wish I could of hit on her :lol:

you could have hit on her friend i met a backup goalie who played for the wings a long time ago dont remember his name though just know he messed his knees up and had to quit playing

#31 Broken 16

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 07:35 PM

Ted Lindsay. I was about 7 and he was dating the lady next door. I had dinner with him. I wore his shoes. I remember he wasn't very patient with children. :)

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 09:09 PM

Nobody.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 09:19 PM

Nobody.

I'm a big loser.


You're not local, that's the problem.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 09:23 PM

You're not local, that's the problem.

Bah, smileys were needed for that lats post. :D

#35 Hockey13Playa

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 09:35 PM

Oh I totally forgot about Ted Lindsay in my other two posts. I valeted his car for him and met him, got his autograph! :)

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:34 PM

Met Gordie Howe at a hardware store when I was really young, but I don't really count that.

When I was like 10 or something I met Draper, McCarty, Fedor Fedorov and Norm Maracle in Troy. Watched them skate for a little bit then they came and signed stuff for the few of us that were there.

Edit: I could have sworn it was Maracle, but my friend seems to think it was Hodson.

Edited by SeeinRed, 27 May 2010 - 10:52 PM.

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#37 MulesWillFly93

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:46 PM

Love all the stories, guys - thanks!

Haven't met any of them...not much of a surprise there - you can't get much further away from MI and still be in the U.S. Although I did see a guy who looked a crapload like D-Mac at the local skating rink a couple of months ago. I hope I didn't freak him out by staring at him too long, but I probably did...I don't think it was him, but it took quite a bit of staring to decide that his nose wasn't quite crooked enough. :blush: My apologies, random dude at Ice Town.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:57 PM

I Got to skate with Z,Datsyuk and Lidstrom once.

Was going really well, I was having such a great time. Then Jason Williams stepped on to the ice and I woke up in a terrible sweat.

Nightmare still haunts me.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 11:25 PM

The first person I met was Gordie Howe when I was like, 10 years old. He played in a Red Wings Alumni charity game at Iceland arena in Flint, where I used to play hockey. He was giving autographs to people who bought his autobiography. I met him again at the Joe a few month later and went to shake his hand before his security guards told me to leave. Not too fond of Mr. Hockey to be honest.

The next person I met was Steve Duchesne at Mexican Lindo in Waterford. I saw him leaving and just yelled, "Steve Duchesne!!" He just turned to me and said, "Heyy!" My friends made fun of me for my reaction lol.

I also met Dave Lewis at the BP gas station by my house in Clarkston. I guess Red WIngs players stop by there frequently. I just asked him how Boston was going, and he said, "Great." A few weeks later he was fired lol. He's a pretty tall dude, but he drives a Mini Cooper. I thought that was strange, but my ex gf's dad was huge and he drove one too lol.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 11:41 PM

I met Aaron Downey late last season in Syracuse when the Griffins came to town.Me and a friend had seats right on the glass.He got kicked out of the game with only a few minutes left and instead of heading to the locker room,he stood outside the tunnel right next to us.Couldn't be a nicer guy.Got a few pictures on my phone.He really is an agitator.The Crunch fans were giving him the business,messing with him because he had recently been sent down to Grand Rapids.One of the fans was REALLY obnoxious and Aaron turns around and he looks at the guys girlfriend and goes "Is he always this loud?God bless your heart if you have to wake up to that s*** every morning."Good times.
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