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#31 Hobble

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:54 PM

Want to Meet:
Teemu Selanne
Blake Wheeler
Sedins
Zach Bogosian
Wade Flaherty

Have Met:
Mark Chipman (not a player, but only person related to NHL that I have had the pleasure to meet)

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:58 PM

As I live in Windsor, I had the pleasure of meeting Zach Kassian at one of the spitfire games 2 years ago. He may come off as quiet and a poor speaker to the media, but this is merely nerves I think as he was very vocal and friendly. Oh and Humangus Big.

Met Lidstrom + Big Bert after a Red wings vs. Avelanche game, I was a bit star struck.
Met Torres last time they came to the Joe as well, told him how bummed I was that he wasn't a nuck anymore...
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:02 PM

I really want to meet Raffi Torres.

Only two that i have ever met were Mason Raymond, and Manny Malhottra
both of them came into my work.

Raymond actually saw me looking at him, excused himself from his girlfriend and walked across the showroom floor to come and introduce himself to me, ended up chatting for 10 minutes or so, really nice guy.

Manny, i just met 3 days ago. We had a wuick chat and he was really friendly.

p.s. Manny looks like he is in INCREDIBLE shape.....i mean INCREDIBLE!!!! i told him so and he said that he was been working harder than he ever has been this off season

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:03 PM

As I live in Windsor, I had the pleasure of meeting Zach Kassian at one of the spitfire games 2 years ago. He may come off as quiet and a poor speaker to the media, but this is merely nerves I think as he was very vocal and friendly. Oh and Humangus Big.

Met Lidstrom + Big Bert after a Red wings vs. Avelanche game, I was a bit star struck.
Met Torres last time they came to the Joe as well, told him how bummed I was that he wasn't a nuck anymore...


I want to meet Torres more than any other player, what was he like?? any response to him not being on the canucks anymore??

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:17 PM

I have met Mason Raymond and Samuelsson at a golf event.
Shane O'Brian, Kyle Wellwood, Burrows, Dave Scatchard at a BC Lions game
David Booth downtown.
Ryan Walter at Staples

Funny story , my mother met Martin Gélinas. And was like "oh, your a Canuck player!" and he laughed saying "yeah I am" and my mother is like "Brett Hidican right?" and he laughed saying "no I'm Gelinas" and my moms like "oh..."
No word of a lie. Funniest thing ever!

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:31 PM

I want to meet Torres more than any other player, what was he like?? any response to him not being on the canucks anymore??


He told me he really enjoyed his time in Vancouver and that he still keeps in touch with a couple of the guys, especially Manny and Burr. Very friendly guy though.

EDIT: and Tanner but he isn't technically a Canuck anymore.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:39 PM

Met Matt Cooke. Seemed quite nice lol. I was running in the same track meet as his daughter so I had a good long talk with him.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 10:43 PM

Met Teemu Selanne and Jari Kurri in Forssa, Finland back in 93'.

Cory Hirsch at a Kamloops Blazers elite camp.

Donald Brashear at GM Place dressing rooms. I was a linesman for the little kiddie game between periods and he popped in to visit the kids.

Russ Courtnall at a junior practice. Didnt like him, he lit me up soooo bad! JK, he was a nice guy.

Bruce Cowick - He was my Bantam AAA coach. Or was it Peewee? Cant remember.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 10:57 PM

I've never met a Canuck player before, so meeting any of the Canucks, or former Canucks would be great!

If I could only choose one, I'd pick Lu, and try and convince him to stay :P

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:02 PM

Lanny McDonald, when I was a wee lad.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:04 PM

I'd love to meet Luc Bourdon :(

Seen Hamhuis, Linden, Kesler, Luongo, the Sedins, Malhotra, Burrows, Bieksa, Edler, Scatchard, Jeff Carter (I THINK it was him, during the Olympics) at work

Went to Hamhuis, Burrows, Bernier, Wellwood, Pyatt and Edler's signings.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:16 PM

I've met the whole '10/'11 Wild roster as well as the '09/'10 roster... I DJ'd their private party both years. All I'm going to say is... none of them (or their wives/girlfriends) treated me like a "hired hand" but more like a friend they asked to DJ.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:54 PM

I want to meet Bure or Hansen.

I've met Gino Odjick a bunch of times (family friend), Carey Price, and Glenn Hanlon.. might have met more but I would've been too young to remember.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:59 PM

Want to Meet:
Ballard (seems like a funny guy)
Nasland
Ohlund
Bieksa
Giroux
Hartnell



Have Met:
Marek Schrawz
Trevor Linden
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:53 AM

Oh I have a huge list of players I have met..

But, my biggest accomplishment was getting to meet Wayne Gretzky (twice), Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos, Marty Brodeur, the Sedins, Luongo, and Ryan Kesler.

Players I want to meet badly:
Alex Burrows, Trevor Linden, and Teemu Selanne

Players I have met:
Shane Doan, Jordan Eberle, Gabriel Landeskog, Matt Duchene, Max Pecioretty, Matt Moulson, Niklas Lidstrom, Pavel Datsyuk, Mike Green, Bobby Ryan, Pekka Rinne, Zdeno Chara, Martin St. Louis, Jeff Skinner, Shea Weber, Ryan Getzlaf, Dough Weight, Chris Chelios, Marty McSorely, Grant Fuhr, Mark Messier, Mike Richards, Dustin Brown, Drew Doughty, Jonathan Quick, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Brett Hull, Bobby Hull, Jean Beliveau, Corey Perry, etc

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:19 PM

I have met Bertuzzi, Hordichuk, Tyler Arnason, and when I was in atom Marc Crawford came int our dressing room, gave us a pregame speech and then signed our stuff.

I would like to meet Bieksa.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:03 PM

Met last year's team before a game against the Minnesota Wild in St. Paul. Great guys to meet! Burrows is a class act. He's the only one that stayed and chatted for a few minutes with us. One of the other fans there dropped Lapierre's iPhone. Bieksa is another great signer/person to take a picture with.

Sedins seemed tough to get both together at the same time but I accomplished that this last time.

Out of the two years I have met the team, Aaron Rome is the only one that never stopped for a picture/autograph.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:06 PM

I've met Greg Hawgood before at an elementary school (while he was a Canuck for a short duration). I'm 100 percent sure that I struck up a conversation with him and got a signature from him as a result. Nice guy.

I've actually at one point had Matt Cooke added on FB (as a result of some strange events).

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:35 PM

Been on the ice with Brad May, Dan Cloutier, Matt Cooke, Mark Crawford, Met Bert, Naslund, Jovo, Ohlund after a practice waiting by a back door.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:55 PM

Oh yeah I also met Peter Forsberg, on the street during the Olympics.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:20 PM

I've met:

Zigmund Palffy
Alex Frolov
Mike Cammalleri
Jason Krog
Taylor Pyatt
Matt Hendricks
Willie Mitchell
Alex Burrows
Ryan Kesler
Kevin Bieksa
Rod Brind'Amour
Rob Blake
Adam Graves
Markus Naslund
Brendan Morrison
Michael Handzus
Terry Yake
Eric Boguiniecki(sp?)
Ty Conklin
Jeff Hamilton
Mark Mowers
Jason Allison
Adam Deadmarsh
Joe Sakic
Brad Chartrand
Jerrod Smithson
Jaroslav Modry
Mattias Norstrom

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:10 AM

I used to see Brent Sopel at the video store a few times a month when he played here. That's pretty much it

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:06 PM

No. 19 .... of the Detroit Red Wings.
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:21 PM

my wife went to school with and knew harry jerome...the world's fastest human at one time.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:41 PM

I met Burrows, Lu, Raymond, and Hansen at their hotel in Calgary before the game...got my jersey signed by Burr and Raymond and my goalie mask signed by Luongo...

I've always wanted to meet Teemu Selanne, Rob Ray and Trevor Linden.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:16 AM

Have met:
LaFontaine
Bossy
Trottier
Billy Smith
Tonelli
Theo Fleury
Rich Pilon
David Volek
Dennis Potvin
Spencer Machacek
Brendan Gallagher
Evander Kane
Milan Lucic

Would Like to meet:
Toews
Ladd
Stamkos
Ovechkin

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 02:33 PM

I've met:

Zigmund Palffy
Alex Frolov
Mike Cammalleri
Jason Krog
Taylor Pyatt
Matt Hendricks
Willie Mitchell
Alex Burrows
Ryan Kesler
Kevin Bieksa
Rod Brind'Amour
Rob Blake
Adam Graves
Markus Naslund
Brendan Morrison
Michael Handzus
Terry Yake
Eric Boguiniecki(sp?)
Ty Conklin
Jeff Hamilton
Mark Mowers
Jason Allison
Adam Deadmarsh
Joe Sakic
Brad Chartrand
Jerrod Smithson
Jaroslav Modry
Mattias Norstrom


You met Ziggy Palffy!?!?! I'm actually really jealous. He's hands down my favorite hockey player of all time ! That's sick man

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 02:35 PM

Dave Andreychuk is your cousin :shock:


Yeah man! Thats why I was very involved and full of emotions during the 2004 SCF (CGY @ TB). You think regular Canuck fans hate Calgary, you should see me and my family. Not only do they rival the Canucks, they almost robbed my cousin his last chance to hoist the cup and my chance to touch it

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:11 PM

You met Ziggy Palffy!?!?! I'm actually really jealous. He's hands down my favorite hockey player of all time ! That's sick man


Ya it was pretty cool, he was a funny guy. I got to hang out and have drinks with a bunch of the Kings in I believe 2001.

Also I apparently got Matt Hendricks mixed up with Matt Pettinger. Never met Hendricks.


PS. Palffy' s wife is hot. At least back then she was. Her name is Zora
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:22 PM

I shared a flight from Toronto to New York with Evander Kane (he was joining the Jets in NYC after his concussion) in January when I was on my way to see a Leafs @ Islanders game on Long Island. He was pretty cool, got his auto and spoke to him a little in the security line. Didn't ask for a photo or anything (as much as I would have liked too, never going to see any NHL players living in Scotland) 'cause I didn't want to catch too many peoples attention I guess.

Would love to meet Ovechkin and Sundin some day. James Reimer I think would be a guy who would be the easiest to talk too, seems like a really down to earth guy.

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