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Janks 07-06-2012 02:18 AM

Meeting Players
 
Off topic entirely, but has anyone met any of the Flames players/personnel in a casual environment?

I met Craig Conroy tonight at Nashville North and he is legitimately one of the coolest, friendliest people I have ever met. He took pictures with me and my girlfriend, and even chatted with us for a couple minutes.

Sorry if this is too off key, but I'd just like to her other peoples experiences with Flames players/staff.

Devilspuppet666 07-06-2012 02:39 AM

george laraque, dwyan roloson, and ryan smythe... i lived in deadmonton at the time lol

although my mom met a young (15ish) smythe because i was born in banff and my mother at the time was the manager of a restaurant ryan use to goto and started food fights lol

TherapyforGlencross 07-06-2012 07:58 AM

I met three of the Staal brothers. Very nice, but they were very quiet.

DBU 07-06-2012 08:32 AM

When I worked at Best Buy, i met Langkow, Kipper, and Nolan when he was a Flame. A lot of Flames bought their computers/tvs from our store.

BVicious 07-06-2012 08:38 AM

I used to party with Dustin Boyd, Eric Nystrom and David Moss. And I grew up with Lanny's kids and played on his pond all the time growing up. I met all the team in 89 and held the cup too.

Janko Unchained 07-06-2012 09:15 AM

I met Rene Corbet back in 2000 (you might remember him from the Theo Fleury trade) when I was just a kid. Also met former Flames Jim Peplinski and Perry Berezan when I was a kid.

Saw Craig Conroy once, but was more at a distance. My old co-worker has met Nolan, Regehr, Marleau and a couple other NHLer's that aren't coming to mind rightaway

InfinityIggy 07-06-2012 09:16 AM

Played against a 16 year old Getzlaf in a floor hockey game.

Money Baer 07-06-2012 09:38 AM

About two weeks ago I bought Jarome Iginla his coffee.

I was at Starbucks on 16th ave, and he walked in wearing his Kamloops Blazer hat. I was starstruck. I realized it was him, and went up. Instead of just being the typical fan and asking for autographs/pictures, I told him it would be an absolute honour if I could grab his drink (even though he didn't need me to too) and that i respected him a lot. He smiled and accepted the offer, and we talked while he waited for his drink.

Best day of my life.

Flamesarmstrong22 07-06-2012 09:39 AM

My dad was a goalie in junior and his back up goalie was glen healy. He also went on to be a coach and coached Keith primeau (who he got in a fight with and knocked primeau out) actually my dad said in junior that primeau was known around his league for being the biggest dick. He also coached kris draper and some other NHL people I can't think of.

DBU 07-06-2012 09:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom Brostopolous (Post 52210863)
Saw Craig Conroy once, but was more at a distance.

Oops, forgot about this one. I've seen Conroy from a distance as well.


Quote:

Originally Posted by wally31 (Post 52211653)
About two weeks ago I bought Jarome Iginla his coffee.

I was at Starbucks on 16th ave, and he walked in wearing his Kamloops Blazer hat. I was starstruck. I realized it was him, and went up. Instead of just being the typical fan and asking for autographs/pictures, I told him it would be an absolute honour if I could grab his drink (even though he didn't need me to too) and that i respected him a lot. He smiled and accepted the offer, and we talked while he waited for his drink.

Best day of my life.

That's awesome!

Kitsy 07-06-2012 09:42 AM

Saw Theo Fleury at the Chinook centre by the starbucks near the foodcourt. Smaller guy than I would have thought. Almost ran into Todd Bertuzzi by the ship and anchor while running across the street during a weekend night out. Met Andy Moog and Glen Anderson at Pentiction hockey school. Anderson signed my skates and I wore autographed skates for the better part of my minor hockey playing time. Saw Glencross at the Red Water Grill on Macleod Trial dining with his family. I tried to pretend like I was lost to walk by his table but it was in a corner and they all looked at me like they knew exactly what I was doing. So out of all those, I met Anderson and Moog and creeped on the others.

TherapyforGlencross 07-06-2012 10:28 AM

Forgot to say this. When my family used to live in Calgary, Theo Fluery used to be our neighbor.. Only saw him like once or twice..

Janko Unchained 07-06-2012 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duck Sauce (Post 52211743)
Oops, forgot about this one. I've seen Conroy from a distance as well.



That's awesome!

I remember texting you about how I saw him, and I was too much of a chicken **** to approach probably one of the most approachable guys in hockey :laugh: . Your reaction when Pat Steinberg showed up at Loco Lou's that night was lol worthy, too.

I forgot to mention, when Adrian Aucoin played in Calgary I was sitting next to him at a set of lights and I looked over and he glimpsed so I just gave a quick "Go Flames go!" Before my light turned green.

DBU 07-06-2012 01:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom Brostopolous (Post 52221053)
I remember texting you about how I saw him, and I was too much of a chicken **** to approach probably one of the most approachable guys in hockey :laugh: . Your reaction when Pat Steinberg showed up at Loco Lou's that night was lol worthy, too.

:laugh: I remember all of this. The Lou's incident was ridiculous though because I was still floored by the fact that Steinberg was good friends with like half the people we were there with.

Sean Monahan 07-06-2012 01:26 PM

lol Loco Lou's

Great spot for a greasy time

Janko Unchained 07-06-2012 01:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duck Sauce (Post 52222499)
:laugh: I remember all of this. The Lou's incident was ridiculous though because I was still floored by the fact that Steinberg was good friends with like half the people we were there with.

True story, bro. That was pretty awesome.

Edit: DuckSauce's location is awesome. Just saying.

Flamesfan13 07-06-2012 01:42 PM

I met darryl sutter the day after they lost the stanley cup in 04, also ii met Mike Green in shoppers drug mart in chestermere lol

DBU 07-06-2012 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flamesfan13 (Post 52223831)
I met darryl sutter the day after they lost the stanley cup in 04, also ii met Mike Green in shoppers drug mart in chestermere lol

I know a number of people who went to high school with Mike Green.

Janko Unchained 07-06-2012 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flamesfan13 (Post 52223831)
I met darryl sutter the day after they lost the stanley cup in 04, also ii met Mike Green in shoppers drug mart in chestermere lol

That's pretty cool. A close friend of mine worked on Mike Green's car (I believe it was/is an Aston Martin) when he brought it to the Bentley dealership for some work. Another friend of mine was working for Brydon stairs (which is near where I used to work) and said he met Neon Dion at the Fas Gas on 12th st NE, near McKnight.

tfong 07-06-2012 02:11 PM

When I worked in Toys R Us one year, Craig Conroy bought a Wii from me :D

FlamesFan6612 07-06-2012 02:16 PM

Met Theo Fleury at the Play On tournament a couple of years ago, really nice guy.

BVicious 07-06-2012 02:19 PM

I used to see Theo at the Grey Eagle Casino, and it's complete ******** if he says he sober.

tyflames 07-06-2012 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mikael Backlund (Post 52205825)
Off topic entirely, but has anyone met any of the Flames players/personnel in a casual environment?

I met Craig Conroy tonight at Nashville North and he is legitimately one of the coolest, friendliest people I have ever met. He took pictures with me and my girlfriend, and even chatted with us for a couple minutes.

Sorry if this is too off key, but I'd just like to her other peoples experiences with Flames players/staff.

Met jay Boumeester at a golf
tournament.

Flameshomer 07-06-2012 04:26 PM

I met stevie Y and Nik lidstrom coming back from dinner outside the sheraton downtown during the playoffs the day before Yzerman got hit in the eye with the puck. Nicest guys ever. I felt bad because we almost made them late for curfew but they chatted with us for a bit, even though we were clearly flames fans. It was awesome. Two absolute legends.

Janko Unchained 07-06-2012 04:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tyflames (Post 52229109)
Met jay Boumeester at a golf
tournament.

Ah, you found the Jaymeus Bouwmeesterius in it's natural habitat!


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