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#2620783 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by roboturner on 17 July 2015 - 03:02 PM

My sister passed away about 3 weeks ago from cancer.

 

A couple of seasons ago she had a chance to go to a Wings game.

 

My dad had been in contact with the Wings people and they were trying to work out who she might want to meet if she got the chance. It was up to me to ask her who she wanted to meet. Of course, we were trying to surprise her so I didn't want to just come out and say "Hey you're probably going to get to meet one of the players, who do you want to meet?"

 

So i would ask, "Hey Care, if you got to meet anybody on the wings who would you want to meet?"

 

"DAN CLEARY!" she'd exclaim.

 

So a couple of days later I would ask again. "DAN CLEARY!!" was the answer I got again.

 

She knew they were going to be going to the game when she went down to Ann Arbor, so I tried again, "No..Seriously....If you really got to meet one of the current Wings players when you go to the game, who would it be?"  I could not have given her a bigger hint without flat out just telling her!

 

"DAN CLEARY!"

 

So she and my dad and uncle went to the game and had a good time. Then the game was over. As they are trying to 'leave' the building, my uncle is leading the way with directions on where to go with my dad and sister following him. She still has no idea.

 

They end up in an area where she figures they aren't supposed to be. "Are we allowed down this way?"

 

Finally they end up standing against a wall with a bunch of other people with a Wings/arena employee telling them to just wait where they are.

 

"Are we meeting players?!" She had finally figured it out.

 

While they were waiting she felt she had accidentally bumped into someone behind her. She turned to say she was sorry to them. But nothing came out of her mouth. It was Nicklas Lidstrom that she had bumped into!! (This was during his last season when he wasn't playing due to his ankle) He saw she was trying to apologize and told her it was no big deal. Other players like Pavel and Zetterberg had walked through the hallway where they were waiting.

 

Finally Dan Cleary came out and asked "Are you Carrie?"

 

I don't remember much of what else happened (I wasn't there, just heard the stories afterward), but he was super nice to her, took a couple of pictures, and signed some things.

The jersey says

"To: Carrie    Best Wishes

 Your friend, Dan Clear 11"

 

He also had a signed bobble head sent to our house a couple of weeks later.

 

I always teased her about wanting to meet Cleary over anybody else, but she really enjoyed the whole experience

 

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#2614294 State your unpopular opinion *Mod Warning Post #'s 200 & 219*

Posted by DickieDunn on 13 June 2015 - 11:51 PM

Bills on ball caps should be curved, flat bills make you look like you're on your way to a Make A Wish event


#2591954 Definition of a real fan

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 April 2015 - 08:17 AM

Can we just agree that none of the mods here are "real fans"?

 

I mean, Harold is a Kings fan/slappy and the rest of the mods never post anymore.  Obviously, they couldn't handle the mediocrity of this team.  




#2591957 Definition of a real fan

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 10 April 2015 - 08:23 AM

Can we just agree that none of the mods here are "real fans"?
 
I mean, Harold is a Kings fan/slappy and the rest of the mods never post anymore.  Obviously, they couldn't handle the mediocrity of this team.  

I just assume they're too busy dredging through the miles of dross we create to be able to post much.


#2587103 3/31 GDT : Senators 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 31 March 2015 - 05:26 PM




#2577603 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by canadian wings fan on 02 March 2015 - 01:52 PM

 

Marchenko will be sent down tomorrow regardless.  It's a paper move that allows him to play in the AHL playoffs.  Pulkkinen likely will go down like this too.

 

But yes, I can't imagine Marchenko supplanting any of the other 5 guys on the blue line.

 

5 Guys...  Man, now I want a burger...

Mmmm those cajun fries....




#2574753 Patrick Kane, out anywhere from a month to rest of the season

Posted by turbowhistle86 on 25 February 2015 - 10:56 AM

Cabbies everywhere have just breathed a sigh of relief.




#2571814 Team next season?

Posted by e_prime on 18 February 2015 - 07:19 PM

I'm gonna save my thoughts about NEXT season until THIS ONE is done.




#2570433 State your unpopular opinion *Mod Warning Post #'s 200 & 219*

Posted by puckloo39 on 13 February 2015 - 07:54 PM

me, neither.  Warner Brothers for me.  Trivia:  they used all the classical music in the Bugs Bunny etc. cartoons to avoid paying royalties.  True story.

 

I enjoyed "Waterworld."




#2569927 State your unpopular opinion *Mod Warning Post #'s 200 & 219*

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 11 February 2015 - 06:17 PM

There is literally nothing about modern music that appeals to me. 60's to 90's is where i'll remain until music becomes music again.




#2568889 State your unpopular opinion *Mod Warning Post #'s 200 & 219*

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 06 February 2015 - 12:25 PM

Applebees and TGI Fridays are good places to eat.

 

Come at me food snobs. 




#2567607 Meanwhile in Arizona.....

Posted by Aznknight on 31 January 2015 - 07:23 PM

It's my same reaction to when my wife comes home with her shopping bags


#2565710 State your unpopular opinion *Mod Warning Post #'s 200 & 219*

Posted by T.Low on 23 January 2015 - 02:38 PM

Can we put the guy in the McDonald's commercial (I think it's McDonald's) in the room and give you an extra bullet?  Then strap both the bodies to his random red couch and dump it into the Grand Canyon?



I paddle and hike the Grand Canyon, do not want to come across this.


#2565437 The Maple Leafs finally put a quality product on the ice...

Posted by vladdy16 on 21 January 2015 - 02:07 PM

Pretty cool, but a couple of things:

 

1)  I never want to see Kessel getting dressed.  Ever.  Under any circumstances.

2)  Please stop showing Phaneuf.  It's embarrassing enough he's on your team, let alone your captain.  You're better served not reminding anyone.




#2565434 The Maple Leafs finally put a quality product on the ice...

Posted by rick zombo on 21 January 2015 - 01:53 PM

Well, if you're going to pay $100+ to watch crappy hockey, might as well get something out of it.

 

That was pretty rad.