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#2620793 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 17 July 2015 - 04:37 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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I'm Sorry for your loss man.
Thanks for sharing the story though, really cool stuff.


#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

 

245xy7l.jpg

 




#2620771 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 17 July 2015 - 10:46 AM

Now boycotting because the water in the drinking troughs in the men's restrooms taste discusting is reasonable.

The feed stalls next to the water troughs are pretty disappointing too. It wasn't bad enough to sink so low as to have to eat little ceasars, but still.


#2618838 Voynov pleads "No Contest" to Domestic Violence Charge

Posted by number9 on 03 July 2015 - 08:43 AM

He won't serve 90-days... if he does, it'll be min. security, house arrest or half-way house type situation I'm sure.
 
The probation and counseling are appropriate.
Thing that is a head scratcher for me.  8 hours of community service?
 
How skipping the 90 days of meaningless jailtime and give him 2160 hours of community service (90 days x 24 hours) that has to be served at a battered women's shelter.


Agreed. His time would probably be better served helping his community than locked in a cage. However the justice system is often more based on vengeance than rehabilitation, as exhibited by some of the knee jerk reactions here.


#2616833 2015 Draft

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 26 June 2015 - 09:52 PM

I'm fairly certain he knows the difference, forum posting (especially via phone) lends to simple errors.
BULL ****.
Simple English is totally lost on some people. Use your effin head for once and try a little brain power,
 


Sentences don't end with commas.

All that supposed "brain power," and you can't even finish a sentence.

Glad you know what real watermelon laffy taffy is

Bring back the seeds!

Nice another there instead of THEIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At least he didn't add an unnecessary amount of exclamation points, those people have zero brain power.


#2614370 NBC Sports chairman wants NHL ban playoff beards

Posted by Echolalia on 14 June 2015 - 03:46 PM

Because he put hipsters in quotations I read it as people with wax mustaches are not real hipsters. I guess they're wannabes.

Aren't they technically "don't wannabes"?


#2614221 Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Posted by Echolalia on 13 June 2015 - 03:47 PM

These threads pop up periodically, regarding either Fedorov, or Osgood, or Zetterberg, or whomever, and I always say the same thing: if there's enough hesitancy among part of the fan-base that a debate is even warranted, then the player in question probably shouldn't get their jersey retired.  I can't speak for the legends from before my time, but as far as Yzerman and Lidstrom go, both cases were overwhelmingly unanimous.




#2610460 Z and Emma expecting

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 26 May 2015 - 11:11 PM

But if they're born in the US, then they'll be Ameuro Twins

Ameuro anchor twins.


#2609843 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by amato on 23 May 2015 - 08:09 AM

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They used the happiest picture of him that they could find :P


#2609407 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by gcom007 on 21 May 2015 - 01:06 PM

5plpa0.jpg

Does this compensate for the lack of legs in the one picture?




#2609228 Datsyuk's House

Posted by wings87 on 20 May 2015 - 08:36 PM

Are you trying to suggest that the photos in Putin's mother's apartment weren't already of McGrattan?


I laughed, I cried, then I went and hugged my life sized McGrattan doll.


#2609221 Datsyuk's House

Posted by Buppy on 20 May 2015 - 07:57 PM

Did you break into Putin's mother's apartment again and swap out all her photos with pictures of MacGratton?

Are you trying to suggest that the photos in Putin's mother's apartment weren't already of McGrattan?




#2609037 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 20 May 2015 - 01:54 PM

Don't sleep on Phil the Thrill.  He may look like a custard filled eclair, but me moves like a god damn antelope. 




#2608350 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by darkmanx on 18 May 2015 - 01:12 PM


 
As the old expression goes, money /= happiness. Babs will be miserable for at least 3 years in Buffalo, they aren't even close to a playoff team yet.


Does anyone have Mike's email before he makes a decision, I want to send him this article and findings: 
 
Here Is The Income Level At Which Money Won't Make You Any Happier In Each State
 
http://www.huffingto..._n_5592194.html


Mike.babcock@realgud.ca


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#2607981 Prospect Tourney in Traverse City renamed after Matt Wuest

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 15 May 2015 - 01:13 PM

Helene St. James @HeleneStJames 6m6 minutes ago

#RedWings announce trophy awarded to to NHL Prospect Tournament champion renamed Matthew Wuest Memorial Cup, after late CapGeek developer.

 

We are so lucky to be fans of likely the classiest organization in sports!