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5 minutes ago, Hawerchuk said:

That's some scary wallpaper you got there, Eleven!

It's my bathroom tiling.  I play that clip on loop when I shower.

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Fun Fact.

I've worked in television for thirty years. I've been in very close contact with a lot of really famous people.

The only time I've ever been star struck?... a group of us walked in to Mothers and Connelly and Kotalik were sitting at a table near us.

What can I say. I really like hockey.

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3 minutes ago, SwampD said:

Fun Fact.

I've worked in television for thirty years. I've been in very close contact with a lot of really famous people.

The only time I've ever been star struck?... a group of us walked in to Mothers and Connelly and Kotalik were sitting at a table near us.

What can I say. I really like hockey.

LaFontaine came over to me and signed my hockey card in Winnipeg during pregame warm ups. The trainer handed my hat to Ted Nolan on the bench and he signed it. I shook Zach Bogosian's hand at the club. 

Meeting athletes is pretty special. More impressive talent. 

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It got a little dusty in here when I clicked the link and thought about 2005 to 2007.

The first Sabres game I ever took my son to was in 2005 vs the Islanders in Nassau Coliseum.  Connolly tied it up late on a gorgeous play and then Kotalik used what would become his signature shootout move (quick forehand-to-backhand pass and then burying it with the high backhand) to close it out.

That first season post lockout was unforgettable.

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3 hours ago, nfreeman said:

It got a little dusty in here when I clicked the link and thought about 2005 to 2007.

The first Sabres game I ever took my son to was in 2005 vs the Islanders in Nassau Coliseum.  Connolly tied it up late on a gorgeous play and then Kotalik used what would become his signature shootout move (quick forehand-to-backhand pass and then burying it with the high backhand) to close it out.

That first season post lockout was unforgettable.

A few years back, I went to Nassau for a concert, and stayed at the adjacent Marriott. The Sabres were staying there the same night ahead of a game against the Isles the following night. 
 

It was Gooses bday, and half the team was partying in the hotel bar. I got to meet and talk and drink with a lot of them, and not once did I mention I was from WNY or a major Sabres fan. We just hung out and had regular conversations, and most of them were just regular, normal dudes. Enroth, in particular, was the most down to Earth and easiest to talk to out of all the players there. We ended up making plans to have breakfast together in the morning to talk more. Super nice dude. Derek Roy ended up sitting with us, and was the polar opposite. 

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