As of today, the Wings have 7 players on their roster between the ages of 23 and 25. A few younger and a few older. With the players around 24 years old, it got me thinking about what a great time of their life right now. 24 years old seems to be that point in your life where you aren't a kid anymore but just not quite to that adult age of 25 where everything seems to speed up and you are an adult officially for everything you do.
I also got to thinking about my life at 24 years old and it was absolutely the best year of my life.
Here are some of the things that were happening when I was 24:
Kurt Cobain was found murdered (yes I believe that)
Fedorov was Hart and Selke Winner
Rangers won their last Cup
Dallas won the Super Bowl
Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction were the hottest movies
Baseball cancelled the World Series
Clinton was accused of Sexual Harassment (go figure)
OJ Simpson....well we all know about that!
Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding happened
The Internet REALLY took off for the world!
I had many "girlfriends" that year and was on fire if you know what I mean! Spent a long weekend in Myrtle Beach and hooked up with a girl named Stormi, and yes that was her real name. I took a road trip to Toronto with my best friend and spent a weekend on Younge Street that will NEVER be forgotten! I met my soon to be wife on December 7th that year, funny story, since I was such a hit with the ladies that year, I remember saying when I found out she was interested in me, that I'd f*** her, but I ain't gonna be her boyfriend....uh.....here we are 21 years later, still together, 3 boys, 2 houses and I love her more today than ever (until tomorrow that is.) And just like I mentioned above, since then, time has gone by SO fast that it still seems like yesterday!
What was going on in your lives when you were 24?