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    I think we can make a new thread for this with updates from our regulars. It's been several years since most of us have posted one of these, so we can start fresh.

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    Name: LT
    Age: 22
    Gender: M
    Job: Graduate student
    How and when you became a Stars fan: Mom's been a fan since before I was born, so I grew up watching Stars' hockey and have loved it for pretty much my entire life.
    Current Favorite Stars Player: Not really sure, maybe Radulov.
    All-Time Favorite Stars Player: Sergei Zubov
    Current Favorite Non-Stars Player: Steven Stamkos
    All-Time Favorite Non-Stars Player: Mike Bossy
    College Attended/Attending: Texas A&M University (Undergrad.), University of Miami (Grad.)
    Favorite Band(s): Mostly synth-pop and dance/techno music
    Favorite Movie(s): Inception, The Imitation Game, Interstellar
    Favorite Food: Fettucini Alfredo with Shrimp
    Favorite TV Show(s): Mr. Robot, Game of Thrones, Westworld
    Favorite City: Dallas, Denver, or Seattle
    Hobbies: Hockey, running, soccer, reading
    Interesting Fact About Yourself: I'm studying to be a climate scientist.
     
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    Name: Kyle
    Age: 20
    Gender: M
    Job: Photography company and College
    How and when you became a Stars fan: Mom's been a fan since before I was born, so I grew up watching Stars' hockey and have loved it for pretty much my entire life. (Same for me)
    Current Favorite Stars Player: Alexander Radulov
    All-Time Favorite Stars Player: Mike Modano
    Current Favorite Non-Stars Player: Connor McDavid, Roman Josi, Ivan Provorov, Seth Jones
    All-Time Favorite Non-Stars Player: Mario Lemieux
    Favorite Movie(s): Saving Private Ryan, Ready Player One, Mission Impossible 4, 5, 6. Too many others to list I see and like a lot of movies lol
    Favorite Food: Steak + fries + Hawaiian sweet rolls
    Favorite TV Show(s): Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead
    College major: Computer Science
    Favorite City: Dallas, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles
    Interesting Fact About Yourself: Saw a movie with Patrick Eaves once (he was sitting right behind me lol) and didn't say a word to him despite me and my gf both having a Stars shirt on. He was with his family so. Also used to see him walking around the neighborhood every week. Also sat in the Stanley Cup as a baby because Pat Verbeek was our neighbor and invited us to his party with the Cup. Also am friends with Sergei Zubov's daughter. Got his autograph at a parent-teacher conference in elementary school lol. I met a lot of players when I was younger and I wish I appreciated and understood the game back then as much as I do now.
     
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    How and when you became a Stars fan: My dad is a big time Red Wings fan and introduced me to hockey when I was 4/5, I didn't want to cheer with my dad and picked a team based on logo. Ended up being Dallas and I've been with them ever since.
    Current Favorite Stars Player: Roman Polak
    All-Time Favorite Stars Player: Mike Modano
    Current Favorite Non-Stars Player: Patrik Laine
    All-Time Favorite Non-Stars Player: Alex Ovechkin
    Favorite Band(s): Death Cab for Cutie, Brockhampton,
    Favorite Movie(s): Movies are way too long
    Favorite Food: Prime rib
    Favorite TV Show(s): Seinfeld
    Favorite City: Tokyo
     
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    Name: AK
    Age: 31
    Gender: M
    Job: Pipe, valves and fittings sales.
    How and when you became a Stars fan: The playoff series where Brendan Morrow hoped over to the other teams bench after being slashed in the foot and started punching the player. (I think it was the ducks maybe when they won the cup??)
    Current Favorite Stars Player: Who else Jamie Benn
    All-Time Favorite Stars Player: Brendan Morrow
    Current Favorite Non-Stars Player: McJesus
    All-Time Favorite Non-Stars Player: Doug Gilmour
    College Attended/Attending: N/A
    Favorite Band(s): Rage Against the Machine, Metallica
    Favorite Movie(s): Casino
    Favorite Food: Anything my wife cooks
    Favorite TV Show(s): SOA, Dexter. Started watching Iron Fist on Netflix and its pretty good so far.
    Favorite City: Ottawa
    Hobbies: 2 kids, golfing fishing when I get time
    Interesting Fact About Yourself: Scratch Golfer
     
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    Name: Chris
    Age: 33
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    Job: HVAC Mechanical Design
    How and when you became a Stars fan: Once we got a team! I was in 3rd grade, and was really into all sports as a kid, so a new team was thrilling. I remember being so excited because my uncle worked at Dave and Buster's and got Shane Churla to sign a card for me! The Cup win was glorious. I watched it happen when I was 14, on a TV in my room (that I bought that month just for playoffs) with the volume as low as possible to not get yelled at about being up so late but still high enough to enjoy!
    Current Favorite Stars Player: Alexander Radulov
    All-Time Favorite Stars Player: Mike Modano
    Current Favorite Non-Stars Player: William Nylander
    All-Time Favorite Non-Stars Player: At the moment, it's Mike Bossy.
    College Attended/Attending: University of California, Davis (Materials Science/Condensed Matter Physics/Mathematics)
    Favorite Band(s): The Beatles, Nirvana, Randy Travis, many others.
    Favorite Movie(s): Cool Hand Luke, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, lots of Westerns and Classics
    Favorite Food: Mexican/Salvadorian
    Favorite TV Show(s): I find myself rewatching a lot of Star Trek: TNG, but not much TV really.
    Favorite City: Dallas. I left, traveled the country, lived in California for a decade, and came back. It's Dallas.
    Hobbies: I have a 1978 F150 that I hope will take up a lot of my free time over the next year!
    Interesting Fact About Yourself: I have an insane obsession with roadtrips. Currently, I'm trying to visit all 50 States with my wife by 2020. Currently at 21 - started about 2 years ago, and got the big ones out of the way.​
     
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    Name: Chris
    Age: 43
    Gender: M
    Job: Web Development
    How and when you became a Stars fan: 1983 I believe. My minor hockey team that year used the North Star colours, and it was an instant love affair
    Current Favorite Stars Player: Jamie Benn
    All-Time Favorite Stars Player: Mike Modano
    Current Favorite Non-Stars Player: Evgeni Malkin
    All-Time Favorite Non-Stars Player: Mario Lemieux
    College Attended/Attending: None
    Favorite Band(s): Quite a few, but I lean towards 80s rock and pop in general
    Favorite Movie(s): Raiders of the Lost Ark, Platoon, Back to the Future
    Favorite Food: Potato chips AINEC
    Favorite TV Show(s): X-Files, The Wire, Ray Donovan, Breaking Bad, Star Trek TNG
    Favorite City: Toronto
    Hobbies: Wings and beer
    Interesting Fact About Yourself: Nothing, ask anyone
     
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    Name: Henkka
    Age: I turn 28 in 9h and 4min
    Job: Practical nurse (mental health)
    How and when you became a stars fan: Lived in dallas as a kid in the 90s. My dad started taking me to the stars games
    Current favorite stars player: Faksa
    All time favorite stars player:
    Lehtinen
    Current favorite non-stars player: Rasmus Rissanen
    Intresting fact about yourself:
    Jere Lehtinen tried to teach me how to play doom
    Favorite city: Rovaniemi
    2nd Favorite city: Dallas
     
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    Happy early birthday!
     
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    Name: Jeff
    Age: 63
    Gender: M
    Job: Golf Course Architect
    How and when you became a Stars fan: Remember seeing the news they were coming down from MN. Was a Hawks fan growing up, but knew I wanted to see some live hockey. Bought Season Tickets second year, after attending a dozen games year 1.
    Current Favorite Stars Player: SegBennulov. Or is it Bennsegulov?
    All-Time Favorite Stars Player: Modano
    Current Favorite Non-Stars Player: None
    All-Time Favorite Non-Stars Player: Bobby Hull
    College Attended/Attending: University of Illinois
    Favorite Band(s): Beatles
    Favorite Movie(s) The Graduate, silly comedies like "Airplane"
    Favorite Food: You don't get a bod like mine by playing favorites...….
    Favorite TV Show(s): Comedies
    Favorite City: Dallas, Chicago, Denver
    Hobbies: Hockey (viewing) golf (playing), model railroading, writing.
    Interesting Fact About Yourself: Still have all my hair, and no gray!
    Stars Jerseys Owned (all time) No Name ( 4 styles) Neal (black) Dillon (V green)
     
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    Golf course architect............... give me a job plz
     
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    Name: Alistair
    Age: 28
    Gender: M
    Job: Train Driver (I’m English - I think in the USA it’s a railroad engineer?)
    How and when you became a Stars fan: Had an NHL game for PlayStation when I was about 8 in 1998. Always loved playing as the Stars (probably coz they were good!). Rediscovered hockey in about 2013 and decided I should stick to my roots and follow the Stars again.
    Current Favorite Stars Player: John Klingberg
    All-Time Favorite Stars Player: Mike Modano
    Current Favorite Non-Stars Player: Johnny Gaudreau
    All-Time Favorite Non-Stars Player: I don’t really have one, not been following hockey long enough. In the future it’ll be Alexander Ovechkin.
    College Attended/Attending: None
    Favorite Band(s): Bastille, Green Day
    Favorite Movie(s): Hot Fuzz, Paul, Shaun of the Dead, Run Fatboy Run. Basically anything with Simon Pegg.
    Favorite Food: Pizza.
    Favorite TV Show(s): Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Tunnel, Match of the Day.
    Favorite City: London, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Calgary (I’ve never been to Dallas!)
    Hobbies: Running, watching sport
    Interesting Fact About Yourself: I killed somebody last week (with the train, not intentionally).
     
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    Damn...
     
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    Sadly, most locomotive engineers I know have had that experience, and though nothing you could have done, it may haunt you forever, or at least a while. And I have seen news reports where the reporter badgers the engineer about why they "didn't do anything?" when it takes a mile to stop a train...….

    I live right near where that TRE train hit a truck a few weeks back. The truck never wins, although I did see one in Chicago years ago where they tried to beat the train and the front corner happened to catch right at the engine fire wall and drag the car a bit, without hurting the occupants. Luckiest SOB's alive!
     
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    Favorite city Calgary? We got 20-40cm of snow yesterday depending on where you are in this sprawl
     
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    I thought you lived in the east near Newfoundland or something. One of those weird half-hour timezones.
     
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    I did, moved out west to make money since Newfoundland does an awful job of keeping young people in the province.
     
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    That’s an entire rant in itself. I’m sure @Abilify gets what I’m saying. He’s a fellow maritimer
     
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    Ah, got it. How's that been?
     
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    Yeah I saw the snow looked pretty bad. I’ve got two friends who are meant to be flying back to England from there tomorrow. I’ve visited twice and think it’s a pretty wonderful city. Far better than New York which is the only other North American city I’ve been to for any length of time so far.
     
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    It was 110% a great career choice. I work under a super skilled engineer who trusts me to get shit done. She says it's rare for a junior like me to get as much exposure as I have in my first year there. Every day is definitely interesting.

    Taking 2 weeks off starting on Friday to relax though. I haven't really had a break since May.

    Funnily enough, a colleague and I were discussing on Monday how much we love NYC. I can't claim to have lived there but I really enjoyed the transit system and Manhattan's grid is beautiful.
     
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    Well congrats! Sounds like a great position to be in, and I'd imagine you've earned the rest. Hope you enjoy it.
     
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    Name: Zayne
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    How and when you became a Stars fan: In 1997 I use to wear #11 on my hockey team, but then our team traded for a player who was also #11, so I gave him #11 and I took #9. Anyways a couple weeks later I went to a Flames game and Dallas was in town, and I saw #9 Modano flying all over the ice and followed him/Dallas after that
    Current Favorite Stars Player: Benn
    All-Time Favorite Stars Player: Modano
    Current Favorite Non-Stars Player:
    All-Time Favorite Non-Stars Player: Mark Messier or Wayne Gretzky
    College Attended/Attending: Mount Royal and SAIT
    Favorite Band(s): all time Metallica, but currently way too many
    Favorite Movie(s): I have 3 daughters, so I mostly watch kid movies lol
    Favorite Food: Prime Rib or Sushi
    Favorite TV Show(s): Stranger things, Punisher, GOT and Life in pieces
    Favorite City: Victoria, BC
    Hobbies: Hockey, and whatever activites my kids are doing
    Interesting Fact About Yourself: Been face to face with a Bear and another time with a Shark. Played hockey with tons of former and Current NHLers ( Most recent is Lowry and he's a beauty. Never brought up that im a Stars fan though )
     
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    Name: Mike
    Age: 35
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    Job: Palfinger Crane Logistics
    How and when you became a Stars fan: Got into hockey from NHL94 on the super nintendo. Growing up in Michigan, everyone was a Red Wings fan. I liked them at first, but after they won the Cup in 97 i moved on to Dallas. Just stuck with it through thick and thin. Unlike all these fans of Pittsburgh and Chicago who only show up when they are winning.
    Current Favorite Stars Player: Jamie Benn!! What can't he do??
    All-Time Favorite Stars Player: Mike Modano
    Current Favorite Non-Stars Player: Alex Ovechkin
    All-Time Favorite Non-Stars Player: Mario Lemieux
    Favorite Band(s): Classic Rock mid 60's to mid 70's
    Favorite Movie(s): Rush, Slapshot
    Favorite Food: Tacos
    Favorite TV Show(s): Chicago Fire, MED, PD
    College major: N/A
    Favorite City: I hate traffic.
    Hobbies: Hockey games, Model car building. Racing.
    Interesting Fact About Yourself: I beat a NASCAR drivers lap time on a racing simulator.
    Stars Jerseys Owned: Home and away 97 style, home and away 2000 style, no names
    custom new jersey with my name and number.
     
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    Hey guys, not sure if this is the best place for this post but I did a quick scan and couldn’t really find a better place.

    I just graduated college in August with a degree in Business Administration-Marketing, and I’m looking to get out of Minnesota and into warmer weather (@Norm Green, I finally understand). My top choices are Texas, Tennessee and Arizona. My issue is that I have a few things working against me.

    First, being out of state, it’s only natural that at least some of my applications that go out won’t be taken into consideration or nearly as seriously as an in-state application, whether it’s because the company doesn’t want to or can’t help with relocation, or because the company doesn’t think I’M serious about relocating.

    Second, I don’t have any prior work experience. I’ve been doing an internship since April and I have gotten some decent experience in that position, but internship experience isn’t equal to real experience.

    And with that said, I also don’t know anyone in any of those states that I can call on for networking.

    So my question is, given all the above, do any of you have any kind of tips for finding a job in the Houston or DFW areas? I’d be looking for a position in the marketing field (not sales though). Any big recruiting firms or companies known for hiring recent grads with little to no experience that I wouldn’t be able to easily find in a Google search? I’ve scoured through sites like Indeed and Glassdoor, at this point I’d really like something ASAP and I’m just looking for any kind of insider knowledge that you guys from the area might have.

    I appreciate your time reading this guys. Thank you.
     

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