I only have one. I must be a good boy I deserved it though. I let a few people get to me, didn't even pm the mods to complain either, cause I knew after a couple of my posts were deleted and I kept going that the hammer was coming down. I think of the mods like my parents. Every once in a while they need to take a wooden spoon to me, I can cry and get sent to my room, or just accept the punishment and go back to playing with the other kids.
I view the mods as my bar buddies who pull me back by the elbow when I'm drunk and waving my fists around yelling "Let me at him!"
They buy me another drink, call me a cab, and assure me that I could have taken him but it wouldn't have been worth the bother of getting arrested.
My friend who is a capital fan posted this on Facebook. It was amazing for him to do that. Cute girl, man I wish yzerman or fedorov would have taken me on a man date when I was a kid, she will remember that as the best moments of her life for a long time, such a small thing for ovie to do, and yet such a huge thing for that girl. Hope for humanity restored!
I spent 10-15 minutes waiting for carry out with Steve Yzerman in that little room off the side of Hunter House in Birmingham when I was 12 or 13. Not quite a man-date, but it was an incredible experience. My mom sent me alone from the car to order and wait, and he walked in just a minute or so after I did. Before I saw his face, I was a little scared because he had this black leather trench coat on that just made him look a bit ominous. Then I saw his face and instantly started freaking out inside, but I tried to stay cool. All I could mutter at first anyways was, "Hi, umm, can I just shake your hand???" He was really friendly but I remember even from that young age how shy he seemed, though he was very friendly and incredibly humble and gracious. He was my favorite player and hero from a very young age, so once I got talking I really went off and he was just very cool about it and had no problems talking with me about my hockey team and what position I played and when I told him I always fought to get number 19, he seemed honored. We left at the same time and my mom recognized him and waived and he smiled and waived back. She couldn't believe my good fortune and said, "aren't you glad you went in to get the food now?!?" It was just a really cool, unique and random experience that I won't soon forgot.