Behind the posters - let's get to know each other!
I figure it's about time we do one of these on the board here. If you feel comfortable, post some info about yourself and maybe even a pic too!
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Fav All time Minnesota player (Wild or North Stars): Marian Gaborik
Fav Current Wild: Marian Gaborik, PM Bouchard
Fav Non Wild Players: Simon Gagne, Brad Richards, Martin Havlat, Andrei Markov, Jose Theodore, Matt Cooke
Fav Wild Prospect: Mikko Koivu, Brent Burns, Patrick O'Sullivan, Josh Harding
Fav Non Wild Prospect: Kevin Klein, Andrei Kastsitsyn, Mike Komisarek, Anton Volchenkov, Ryan Kesler, Maxime Daigneault, Nikolai Zherdev, MA Fleury, Joni Pitkanen, Anthony Stewart (I like my prospects )
Fav Movies: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Me, Myself and Irene, Dumb and Dumber...lot of good movies out there.
Music: Anti-Flag, old AFI, Pennywise, Linkin Park
Hobbies: Sports, video games, hfboards
Fav food: Roast beef
Fav Beer: Alexander Keiths
Fav Wild moment/how I became a fan: Not much time to really have developed a favourite moment. Gaborik is the reason!
How long I have been a Wild fan: Probably after they started off with their impressive year last year.
Origin of screen name: Jose Theodore
Jerseys owned: Haven't bought a jersey in a long while now.
Feel free to add to this if you can think up some more questions. Also, kudos have to go out to the Bruins board where I got the questions.
*** How could I forget?!? On a prospect site I forgot to include favourite prospects! So I put them in for the Wild and non Wild prospects. Change yours if you like.
Fav All time Minnesota player (Wild or North Stars): Not sure, probably Tinordi.
Fav Current Wild: Shultz, Roloson, Bouchard, Brown.
Fav Non Wild Players: Chistov.
Fav Movies: One flew over the cuckoo's nest.
Music: Lots and lots with a few exceptions.
Hobbies: Hockey in every which way, motorcycles.
Fav food: Pizza
Fav Beer: None
Fav Wild moment/how I became a fan: Fave Wild moment - Beating Canucks in the playoffs, also Maxim Sushinsky scoring two goals in a game.
How long I have been a Wild fan: 2 years.
Origin of screen name: Inverted first name with the addition of a first letter of a last name.
Oh, #16, what's Konstantinov been up to since the accident? Did he stay in America? Any idea what he does now?
I know that he still lives in the US with his family, participates in the Red Wings public events (Cup ceremony, raising of banners, etc.). His locker is still intact in the locker room, and it goes without saying that new players can't take his #16, it's unofficially retired if you will. From what I heard the Red Wings haven't abandoned him, they are helping out with his rehabilitation. He hasn't recovered all that much though, still uses the wheelchair, his balance and movements are very shaky. It's pretty sad, he was a true hockey warrior and now he can barely walk...
Location: The city Erik Rasmussen played High School hockey for, Minnesota.
Fav All time Minnesota player (Wild or North Stars): Not sure.
Fav Current Wild: Bouchard and Stevenson
Fav Non Wild Players: Hmm, I don't really know.
Fav Wild Prospect: Wallin!! Koivu, Burns, etc...
Fav Non Wild Prospect: Ballard
Fav Movies: Amelie, The City of Lost Children, Delicatessen, Monty Python and The Holy Grail, Being John Malkovich, Goonies, etc...
Fav Music: Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, 311, Incubus, etc...
Hobbies: Photography, Drawing, Hockey, messing around on the computer, hunting, fishing, etc...
Fav food: Spaghetti
Fav Beer: I don't drink.
Fav Wild moment/how I became a fan: Last seasons playoffs were great.
How long I have been a Wild fan: Since the beginning.
Origin of screen name: I'm not sure but I hate it. Any ideas for a new one?
Jerseys owned: USA
All time fav Minny player: Tim Young
Current favs: Sergei Zholtok & Wes Walz
Fav Non-Wild players: Steve Yzerman, Joe Thornton
Fav prospects: Koivu, Burns, O'Sullivan
Fav non-Wild prospects: Eminger, Perezhogin, Tyutin, Pohl
Movies: The Big Lebowski, Wag the Dog, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Music: White Stripes, Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Shane MacGowan & the Popes, Keith Secola.
Favorite Beer: Summit India Pale Ale
Favorite video games: Fallout, Warcraft 3
Top Wild moment: Brunette ending Patty Roy's career.
Why I care: I've followed Minnesota pro hockey since the days of the Goldy Shuffle and Shakey Walton. 'nuff said.
Married : oui
Jerseys owned: I used to have home and road jerseys of the Winnipeg Jets, as well as a Swedish National team "Tre Kronor" jersey
Hey, looks like I can claim the title of "old fart" on this board.
Fav All time Minnesota player (Wild or North Stars): Don't have favorites. Didn't see much of the North Stars growing up.. Watched a lot of the Canadiens on CBC.
Fav Current Wild: Hard to say. Zholtok, Park to name two. Changes a bit. Zholtok seems to really just enjoy playing the game, which is nice.
Fav Non Wild Players: Don't really have favorites. Ryan Smyth I remember once threw some pucks to kids before a game, which I thought was pretty nice. Cliff Ronning was always a good guy.. would toss his stick to the crowd if he got a star. Seemed to enjoy playing here.
Fav Wild Prospect: Currently, Burns and Foy. Will probably change tomorrow. (Favorites just aren't my thing.)
Fav Non Wild Prospect: I hate them all.
Fav Movies: My tastes really vary.. hard to name a favorite. (I may have problems with committment. )
Music: This I can list one name and genres... Grateful Dead, Jazz (not the smooth kind), Bluegrass, Classic Punk, a few of the newer punk bands as well, various Indie Rock, etc.
Hobbies: Programming, Outdoors, Photography
Fav food: Beats me... I suppose fish.
Fav Beer: I've homebrewed.. that's good stuff. Summit, Schell's, stuff at the Town Hall Brewery.
Fav Wild moment/how I became a fan: Not sure how I became a fan.. just happened. Favorite moment: Many! The obvious game-winners in last year's playoffs. The first win against Edmonton at home in OT was pretty cool. Actually, the first home playoff game was a pretty great moment, too, even though the outcome wasn't great... the pregame feeling was incredible.
How long I have been a Wild fan: half-fan the first season.. full-time the second.
Origin of screen name: letters from name.
Jerseys owned: Just Wild authentic... not numbered (yet).
Fav All time Minnesota player (Wild or North Stars): Neal Broten
Fav Current Wild: Walz, Brunette
Fav Non Wild Players: Yzerman, Darren McCarty
Fav Wild Prospect: Matt Foy, Brent Burns, Patrick O'Sullivan
Fav Movies: Pulp Fiction, Dumb and Dumber
Music: White Stripes, Black Crowes, Beck, Old Metallica
Hobbies: Hockey playing either real or Sega, watching movies.
Fav food: chicken or steak fajitas
Fav Beer: Newcastle, Grain Belt Premium
Fav Wild moment/how I became a fan: Fave Wild moment - First home game vs Philly.
How long I have been a Wild fan: Since they announced Minnesota would get an expansion team
Origin of screen name: The only named Stormtrooper in the Star Wars films. In Episode IV after Han and Luke put on the Stormtrooper outfits, the guard radios down and
asks "tk421 why aren't you responding"
Jerseys owned: Wild home and road, Fedorov Detroit, 2002 Russian Olympic, some Russian jersey bought online for $20 (may not be from any real team)
Fav Wild player's wife: Pascal Dupuis' (rrrrrrrrraaaaaar) very hot.
Might as well put mine up since I post here once in a while
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Fav All time Minnesota player (Wild or North Stars): Gaborik, although Jon Casey is close
Fav Current Wild: Gaborik, Bouchard
Fav Non Wild Players: Dave Scatchard, Radim Vrbata, Marian Hossa, Miroslav Satan
Fav Wild Prospect: Berzins, Michalek (Z! )
Fav Non Wild Prospect: Milan Michalek, Ryane Clowe & Miro Zalesak (SJ); Rene Vydareny (Van); Brent MacLellan (Mtl Invitee); Genya Artukhin (TB); Rick Stehlik, Jano Lasak (Nsh); Vladdy Kutny, Drew MacIntyre, Jim Cuddihy (Det)....the list goes on...
Fav Movies: Slap Shot...what else?
Music: I'll listen to pretty much anything
Fav food: Karbanaky
Fav Beer: Pilsner Urquell
Fav Wild moment/how I became a fan: Gaborik....plain and simple.
How long I have been a Wild fan: Since they drafted Marian Gaborik
Origin of screen name: Name...
Jerseys owned: this could be long....lol..I will just list a few...
- (Game-Used) QMJHL Montreal Rocket #29 Peter Polcik
- (Game-Used) QMJHL Drummondville Voltigeurs #20 Zoltan Batovsky
- (Game-Used) Dukla Trencin Midget #77 Vladimir Kutny
- (Game-Used) Latvija U18 #7 Armands Berzins
- Minnesota Wild green practice jersey #10 Gaborik
- Authentic Buffalo Sabres #18 Miroslav Satan (he wore #18 briefly)
- Buffalo Sabres red practice jersey #81 Miroslav Satan
- Latvija replica #19 Helmuts Balderis
- Nashville Predators replica blue #35 Jan Lasak
- Chicoutimi Sagueneens replica #30 Aleksi Lojkin
- No names: Washington(blue), Team Canada 1996 (white), Hartford Whalers (blue), Flordia Panthers (white), Islanders (blue...pre-fisherman), Vancouver Canucks (blue & white)
Age: 36 (thanks Bookman, I always figured I was the old guy on this board)
Location: Columbia Heights
Fav All time Minnesota player (Wild or North Stars): I have always liked the hustle guys - Ulf Dahlin, Wes Walz, and Russ Courtnall come to mind.
Fav Current Wild: Walz
Fav Non Wild Players: Mario Lemieux, Joe Sakic
Music: Classical, Jazz, Rock - Pretty much anything except country & hip hop
Hobbies: Music, sports, reading
Fav food: Mexican
Fav Beer: Newcastle
Fav Wild moment/how I became a fan: knocking off Dallas 6-0 in their first-ever meeting. Ooh that felt good!
How long I have been a Wild fan: since Day 1
Origin of screen name: Gopher season ticket holder since 1985
Jerseys owned: Gophers, Wild
Fav All Time Minnesota Player: Mike Modano
Fav Wild Player: Bouchard, Gaborik, Walz
Fav Non Wild: Mike Modano
Music: Anything cept Country and Oldies
Fav Wild Moment: Bruno schooling Patty Roy to beat the Avs, Bertuzzi eating his words about game 6.
How Long Have I been a Wild Fan: Since they annouced we were getting a team
Jerseys Owned: White Bouchard, Green Gaborik, Hoping for a Burns in the 3rd jersey Northstars Modano, Both Home and Away Jerseys New and Old Stars Jerseys all of them Modano Jerseys, USA Modano. Pens Lemiuex.