January 16th, 2013, 05:21 PM #11
3rd Line Role Player
I first became a Kings fan in 1986 when Robitaille and Carson were Rookies and used to go to Kings Practice quite often at Culver City Ice Rink. I have followed the Kings ever since and took advanatage of a Day off today and went by Kings practice this morning. I took a couple things to get autographed. The Book/DVD and another book I bought after they won the Stanley Cup. When practice started today I spotted Ron Hextall upstairs and had him sign his page in the Stanley Cup Book/DVD. After practice ended I got about 9 or 10 other autographs. Nicholls,Sutter,Bernier,Brown,Carter,Clifford,Lewi s,Richardson,Scuderi,Stoll and Voynov. Later on this season I would like to return and get some autographs that I did not get today. Just like when I used to go in Culver City all the players were really nice and honored all autograph requests. However I never remember having so much trouble reading or trying to figure out their signatures. Just glad I had the player sign on their page so I knew who's signature was who's. Even though I have not been to a practice session in a while it seems not much has changed. It is amazing to me how someone will act or dress in public and amoungst other people in order to get a players attention. I just SMH sometimes. But all in all it was a fun day. I forgot how great it was to be so close to the action on the Ice when you go to a practice session. You can be right next to the glass. So different from going to a game at Staples where those kind of seats would cost an arm and leg to be able to sit in. Hopefully I can find sometime in the future and return to El Sugendo and add to the autograph collection. Fun times today.
Last edited by BRinLA; January 16th, 2013 at 05:47 PM.
January 16th, 2013, 08:03 PM #12
That is no joke. Saw him at MTP, I was shocked. Must be down at least 10 lbs from the end of last season.
Originally Posted by rinkrat
January 16th, 2013, 08:39 PM #13
Penner is a prime example of the good that can come from someone like Daryl Sutter. Pens could be the kind of guy that comes out with 15 goals in this short season and makes a HUGE difference on this team. If a Stanley Cup is not enough to motivate you to kick ass I don't know what is.