I've been to the two most recent visits to the Verizon Center, both of which were Stars victories.
The fans there have been just fine to me, even though DC fans are nuts about the Redskins and hating Cowboys fans. The most recent game I had some banter with a girl sitting next to me who made fun of my mustache. She thought I was a bandwagon fan and asked me if I was a fan of the Stars when they were bad, to which I responded that the Stars hadn't made the playoffs for in the past three seasons.
I get a kick out of shouting Stars during the national anthem in the midst of Caps fans shouting O and Red.
Last game I went to was DAL@MIN in my #9 jersey and actually got a lot of compliments from locals. Town was pretty boring though. Nice, quaint...but boring. Had dinner at that dining car from the mighty ducks movie and found a dive bar that was actually open.
Currently thinking of DAL@LAK now since I'll be in the area.
I've been to Staples Center in a Stars jersey. It was fine the majority of the time, except after the Stars won in the shootout I think. I got a couple guys yelling at my face, some dude even shoulder bumped me in the bathroom... that was pretty gross. Honestly though I wouldn't worry about it. Thing is, downtown LA isn't much but office buildings and hotels. I don't honestly live close enough to know much about the area. I do know that the Stars stay at the hotel right next to Staples and you might even get to say hello to them if you go a couple hours before the game. I got to say hello to Michael Ryder and I saw Eriksson and Benn and a few other guys.
Might try to catch a Ducks game at Honda Center while you're out there, the atmosphere is pretty lacking but the tickets are crazy cheap. I went to a game for about $13 a ticket not too long ago.
I've been to Verizon center twice, too, my favorite part is the guy that is so loud you can hear his chants from clear across the arena. That dude has a set of lungs on him. I've never seen a Stars game there, though.
Don't remember much about Pepsi center, it was nice and the game was fun, that's about it. Saw them play the Sharks, I believe.
Planning on going to a game in St. Louis next year. Heard quite a few negatives about games there, not to mention I hate that city, so hopefully all will go well. Fan since the mid 90s as a kid, but this will be my first Stars game. Any idea about ticket prices there?
My "It girl" - girl I could a free pass on - was Aniston. Tried to change it to Kaime on the fly. Wife wasn't havin it.
Kaime probably wasn't either (in before anyone else says it)
The heart wants what the heart wants. I can't control these things. All I can do is keep tellin it on here.
One of my favorite Dan McDowell (from the Ticket) bits is talking about how if him and his wife were to ever have a hall pass list (aka a list the significant other can't get mad about) he would choose the girl down the hall at work and the babysitter since his wife could conceivably get a celebrity guy on her list, but there is no way he would ever have a chance at Heidi Klum or the like. Just sort of levels the playing field.
I went to a Toronto-Ottawa game in Ottawa last year and that was one of the craziest nights I have ever had. The Leafs fans out numbered the home team fans by about 80% - 20% and every time Alfie had the puck he was booed in his own building. The bathrooms were FULL of puke from fans drinking too much and I seen at least 3 or 4 fights in the hall ways. This was the game where Toronto clinched a playoff spot by beating Ottawa. I am neither an Ottawa or a Leafs fan but I couldn't pass up the opportunity, I recommend everyone experience this once in their lifetime.