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#2230347 Patrick Eaves injury

Posted by Kira on 27 November 2011 - 04:16 AM

That poor kid must feel two inches tall right now. I applaud him for going over and apologizing to Patrick. My heart goes out to both of them, and I hope Pat has a speedy recovery. NO kisses from Reuben for you!

#2228717 2012 Training Camp

Posted by Kira on 22 November 2011 - 12:39 PM

Thanks to my friend Dale, we now know when 2012 Training Camp will be held...the dates are September 22-24, with the Red and White game on September 25th. No idea yet when tickets will be available, but we will keep an eye out and when the date is released, it will be posted. At least this way, for those who are interested, they can plan their schedules accordingly. I know I will be there!

#2226298 Datsyuk knows he has been awful.

Posted by Kira on 16 November 2011 - 07:26 PM

I have always had a deep faith in him...I know he'll come out of this. It's just a matter of time and patience. Keep working, Pasha, and don't give up working. It will eventually right itself. I believe in you. I always have. I always will.

#2225008 What's up with Datsyuk

Posted by Kira on 12 November 2011 - 10:12 PM

You know what? I don't think Pasha is really concerned about whether he scores a ton of goals right now, as long as the team is winning. We've improved the goals against stat considerably so far (5th as opposed to 26th last year), and you have to admit the defense has been kicking ass...including someone stealing pucks as per usual. And besides, he's always said he prefers to pass rather than score goals, so hey, if it ain't broke, don't screw with it. Yeah, I'd love to see him score more goals, but I'm perfectly content to take what I get.

#2223381 Vladdy artwork exhibition in Royal Oak

Posted by Kira on 06 November 2011 - 12:14 PM

I'd love to see the work he's done...I bet it's pretty awesome. What a lovely thing to have happen to him after all the adversity he's been through.

#2220659 DirecTV threatens to pull FSNs

Posted by Kira on 31 October 2011 - 08:22 PM

YAY!!! I had called them last night and they told me that Center Ice wouldn't be affected by what was going on, but they were still in negotiations. I'm relieved indeed...not only do I like FSD (for obvious reasons), but there is a new show on National Geographic Wild about one of our local vets, called "The Incredible Dr. Pol". I know him, I know where he practices (right down the road from my house, in fact), and I know some of his clients. Makes for really cool tv.

#2218038 Pronger injured after high-stick

Posted by Kira on 24 October 2011 - 09:11 PM

I understand where you guys are coming from, but to be perfectly honest with you, I couldn't find sympathy for him if I had a pack of bloodhounds on the trail.

#2218021 Pronger injured after high-stick

Posted by Kira on 24 October 2011 - 08:48 PM

I hate to be mean but I honestly and truly can't conjure up a whole lot of sympathy. I'm sure it is painful and all, I get that, but it's Chris Pronger, for crying out loud - how am I supposed to feel sorry for him????

#2218018 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by Kira on 24 October 2011 - 08:37 PM

Jen, I sent you one as well...you'll know it's me with Pasha, snoogling. ;)

Congrats to our new Wing daddy...Jimmy and his wife had their son yesterday morning...James Russell Howard IV...how's that for class???

#2214135 Ten Years

Posted by Kira on 11 October 2011 - 04:53 PM

I have wonderful memories of all of the Cup wins in my lifetime, but there was something about '02...whether it was watching Nick score from center ice and telling my hubby, "This changes everything. We're gonna take it all."...or sitting up til 1AM watching the three overtime game...being in Sault Ste Marie for the 7-0 laugher and loving every minute of it...telling a Carolina fan, "Wings in five - you watch." - and being dead on correct.

Or maybe it was watching a shy, soft spoken young man begin to show just what magic he had up his sleeve...hearing people say, "Who is this guy?", and then hearing them say, "Who is this guy?" He had people turning heads from the very start...what a joy it's been to watch him.

'97 brought tears to my eyes, because it was the first time in my whole life that we had the Cup...'98 was tearful for different reasons...'02 was pride...'08 was even more so. I sure would love to see it happen again.

#2210611 Fabian Brunnstrom

Posted by Kira on 29 September 2011 - 03:26 PM

Forgive me the terrible pun, but I think Jan Mursak just gave Fabian Brunnstrom the biggest break of his career.

#2210515 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by Kira on 29 September 2011 - 09:18 AM

Hey, the sisterhood has a loving brother - Aaron Downey! So we can't be doing everything wrong, can we????

#2209766 NHL Prospect Camp & Detroit Red Wings Camp

Posted by Kira on 26 September 2011 - 09:47 AM

My hubby Terry and I were at camp from Saturday to Thursday. Saturday morning, we were sitting by the ice, in the Handicapped section, saying hi to the guys that walked through, the coaches and the staff as well. That's our natural routine. As we were siting there, Pasha came up, and we said good morning. He came over, put his hand on Terry's shoulder and said, "How are you doing?" Then he turned and gave me a hug! I almost had a heart attack!

I also got a chance to talk to Drew Miller for a couple minutes Saturday morning, and I asked him to put a red carnation on Brad's casket for me. Both the Free Press and Dave Guralnick of the News shot a pic of me talking to Drew and put it in their online galleries. I didn't see it til later in the day. The lady from the Free Press asked me who I was, asked about Loki (our service dog), and then asked me how old I was. I said, "Let's put it this way - I slide under the door for the senior menu at IHOP." She laughed and said, "I never heard it put that way, but that's damned good."

I got a chance to talk to Aaron Downey Sunday, and he was incredibly nice and sweet. I also have to give kudos to Patrick Eaves, Pasha and Ty Conklin for going out in the rain to sign autographs. I would have given my raincoat to Pasha to wear, but they brought out an umbrella for him. Bless your hearts, guys...you really were troopers.

I got to see Mark Howe, and gave him a hug, told him congrats for making the Hall of Fame - it was about damned time. He's looking more and more like his dad every day. Saw Darren McCarty at the Red and White game and got a hug from him too.

Wednesday morning, Henrik came out and signed a picture for my friends Jeanie (aka Winged Horse) and Dale of their Yellow Lab puppy Hank (no guesses who he's named for). Thank you, Aaron, for setting that up for me.

The last two days, there was hardly no one at the rink watching the guys. We had the section to ourselves, and the guys were nice to us when they walked by - we'd say hi, and sometimes they would stop to talk. Jim Nill stopped and talked to us for a good 5-10 minutes on Thursday morning, Mike Babcock thanked us for showing up every year and supporting the team. Ozzie was a blast to talk to ("Are you used to being called Coach yet?" "NO!" Will you ever get used to it? "I doubt it."), and Kris Draper was incredibly kind and generous with his time.

All in all, it was great. I got to meet Miss Wing Queen (Marianne) and OzzieFan30 (Michelle and her hubby Bryan). I hope we go back again next year for #8.

#2209757 Matt Cooke already!

Posted by Kira on 26 September 2011 - 09:24 AM

You can bet that if Shanny lets him get away with this one, he's not going to be so generous the next time that douchebag screws up. Shanny's got him in his sights, you can be sure.

#2209391 Fabian Brunnstrom

Posted by Kira on 24 September 2011 - 10:56 AM

I liked his hustle at camp...he worked hard. The last day (Thursday) after they were done scrimmaging, he was out on the ice with Brendan Smith and Pasha, and the three of them were down at the other end of the ice doing keep away drills. Pasha was teaching them, and Fabian was watching every move he made and soaking up every bit of advice he was given. And he's a very quiet, nice kid. I like his chances for being in GR - I think he's earned a place.