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Kenneth Rucker, a.k.a. "Orange Hat Guy", passed away


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#21 WingsFanInBeanLand

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 10:01 AM

i just told my friend the same thing. we are going to the game together so i would hope for one. He was there for 30+ years, through good times and bad.

they should sell orange hats with the winger wheel on them.


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#22 Blood On The Ice

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 11:32 AM

My wife and I went to the first two home games and where looking for him. Not finding him, we commented that we hoped he was ok. There was never a game I went to, that he was not there. RIP.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 12:04 PM

After my first game at the joe my father and I saw him outside, called over "hey orange hat guy!" and he laughed and said hello. One of those big, genuine smiles you don't see every day, it's one of my clearer memories of that night. He'll be missed by many people.

#24 DangleDangleBeach

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 01:15 PM

thats too bad... he really was like a part of the joe

#25 paulwoodsfan

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 01:17 PM

Has anyone ever found any video of the knitting lady on Youtube?

#26 JayUp88

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 01:42 PM

Mo Cheese hasn't been there in a long time
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#27 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 01:53 PM

Mo Cheese hasn't been there in a long time


I was fortunate enough to get his autograph in 2008 against Chicago, the night they passed out "How Swede it is" posters.

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#28 markaswell

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 02:14 PM

r.i.p orange hat guy!

oh, op - "past away"? really?

Any curb fans on here?

#29 Blood On The Ice

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 02:41 PM

Mo Cheese hasn't been there in a long time


Mo was let go. He will not be there anymore, except for maybe, a couple special occasions.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 02:44 PM

Anyone remember the old guy who sat behind the visitors beach and heckled them back in the mid to late 80's? That guy rocked!!!

PS....RIP Orange Hat Guy.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 05:23 PM

Rest well Orange Hat guy, and may your room in heaven get NHL Center Ice in high def (I can't imagine heaven has shows in low def)



....hopefully Heaven doesnt have Dish Network.......

#32 wingfanatic4alltime

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 05:47 PM

RIP Orange Hat Guy you will be missed not only at the Joe but by us Wing fans everywhere.
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Posted 20 October 2010 - 06:16 PM

Mo was let go. He will not be there anymore, except for maybe, a couple special occasions.

is there a story behind them letting him go? the last time i saw him was the 2008 finals.
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#34 rbkhockey43

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 06:20 PM

Wow. No way. Our work had season tickets a few seats away from him and I always remembered him, he was at every game.
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#35 vangvace

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 06:49 PM

....hopefully Heaven doesnt have Dish Network.......


I would assume they would have Direct TV.
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#36 LeftWinger

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 10:26 PM

...how did the orange hat guy afford all those games? :ninja: RIP Buddy!

Does anyone remember this Detroit Sports Fan Icon?

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#37 Rush

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 11:00 PM

r.i.p orange hat guy!

oh, op - "past away"? really?

Any curb fans on here?


He was just trying to save a buck, give em' a break would ya?

#38 Jusek

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 05:22 AM

There should be a minute's silence at The Joe thursday.

R.I.P Orange Hat Guy
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#39 wingsgirl001

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 06:34 AM

Awww, how sad :(

I agree, they should have a moment of silence for him. He was like an icon, after all.

RIP, Orange Hat Guy. :(

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#40 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 10:06 AM

Mo was let go. He will not be there anymore, except for maybe, a couple special occasions.


Why?

"All done? Five bucks." - Pavel Datsyuk after an interview
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