Which players did you know growing up with?

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  1. ShameOnYouZidlicky Registered User

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    Did you grow up in Welland? Ever play with Biznasty?
     
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    Clearly those details were not correct
     
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    Not necessarily
     
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    He actually did say that at a bar with his dad one night. But things change, whatever
     
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    Well he stayed in Tampa so the details couldn't have been totally correct
     
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    I get your point. It is like being an Olympians for your Country. Even the person finishing last in any competitions is probably still the top 3 if not the top in that field for their country. Think of it this way, say there are 130 swimmers competing for the 100M Free style, even if you finished last, you are still rank 130th in the World for that year.
     
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    Wrong again... There had been many rumours that he wasn't happy in Tampa.... and it wasn't exactly a secret, that playing in Toronto was an option he considered... he just chose to stay in Tampa.... Which could make all of what was said correct.
     
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    But I'm not wrong because he stayed in Tampa, if he was truly unhappy in Tampa he would have left but instead he took less than the Leafs reported offer of 7 years 70 million, if he was willing to take less he couldn't have been that unhappy in Tampa because if you are that unhappy you wouldn't take less.
     
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    To round out the story, about 35 years later, one of my sons, who also plays goal, was in the Scotiabank Pro-Am tournament, and got picked for the final, playing with and against teams that were half NHL old-timers, including Darryl Sittler.
     
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    My friend went to high school with Tyler Seguin. She said he was a cocky prick. I guess some things never change.
     
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    I remember Double Rinks being cold, but there was a rink with a swimming pool attach to it I think it was in Bolton that had to be by far the coldest rink I've ever played it. Of all the rinks I've played at Lakeshore Lions was my favorite, had the old seats from MLG in it.
     
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    Played on same little league baseball team as Paul Boutilier, former cup winner with the Isladers.
     
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    Bakeries are the best! Congrats! :)

    I'd also like to see a thread of players we've seen after their career, we know we've seen them before but can't put our finger on it. That's happened to me a couple of times, quite different seeing a player past their prime, without a helmet and uniform on.
     
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    Eric Lindros scored 5 goals on me in a single game.
    I played among several NHLers but was never cose to any.
    Later in life, I got hammered with Tucker, Roberts, and Aki Berg twice. Great people to party with. Corson was also there 1 of the times.
    Also went to Leafs camp as a kid, so I met everyone from Johnny Bower to Dougie G!!
     
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    Me and my two buddies played with Jason Spezza and Brad Boyes in Cawthra in Mississauga through pee-wee, bantam and HS. It was fun, they were so damn good.
     
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    Continuing my hockey journey with my son’s.

    Regularly at Downsview, George Bell, Centennial, Chesswood, North Toronto, Amesbury and Weston.

    Just thinking of these rinks makes me long for them, and curse this pandemic more. I’ve never been away from a rink for 5 months before, and my son’s are desperately missing playing. :(

    Hopefully happier times lie closer for us all.

    Great thread. Closest I ever got was we were in Ottawa for my son’s tournament and when the elevator door opened, Tukka Rask was in there by himself. He smiled at my son’s, who were absolutely gobsmacked. We knew the Bruins were in our hotel for a Saturday game against the Sens, but we didn’t expect to see any of them, let alone be alone in an elevator with one.

    He was the nicest kids, smiled at my son’s who were just stunned, and held the door open for us coming and going.
     
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    Mike Keenan's first coaching job was coaching the lacrosse team at my high school where he also taught history. That's all I got.
     
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    and funny how da person who knows everyone hasn't posted in this topic
     
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    Party'd with two pretty famous NHL'ers.

    Ray Emery (can't believe he died in Hamilton Harbour).
    Sean Avery

    Both were nuts as teenagers. Neither were your typical jock. Both straddled the line of crazy gangster. They would literally fight people for fun.
     
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    Played summer hockey with Ryan Ellis one year. He was a year younger then everyone but by far the best player on the ice
     
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    It’s funny John Tavares was actually a guest at my wedding
     
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    I had dinner and shared creme brûlée with Dustin Penner during the last lockout. True story!
     

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