S: DETROIT REDWINGS TRAINING CAMP 2011-2012 AT CENTRE ICE
FC: DETROIT REDWINGS TRAINING CAMP 2011-2012 AT CENTRE ICE
1: JOLLY PUMPKIN ARTISAN ALES | A little birdie told us that we might want to go have dinner at the Jolly Pumpkin around 5:30. Because just maybe a certain Hockey team might be having dinner there. So we girls decided to head on over, after all its a brewery and it sounded like a cool place. We figured a place called the Jolly Pumpkin wasn't going to be all that dressy so we headed out in the same clothes we had on. Me in my Lions tee, Jeans and flip flops. As we headed near the Brewery we noticed a bunch of very pretty old style homes set back on the large properties. The lake was to our right, quite a pretty view. I knew we had to be getting close but didn't see anything that looked like a bar. I rounded the corner and saw this really pretty house with a large deck. They looked like they were having a catered party. I started to comment on this and realized that the private party was all men in dress coats and ties. It was right about that time that Amy announced we were there. We all busted out laughing because there in front of us was the entire Detroit Redwing team and we were too under dressed by the looks of them to go in. Sigh!!!!!! We did a little drive by to get a better look and decided to head to our next destination which was Bootleggers..
3: MEETING CHRIS OSGOOD | After our little oopsy at the Jolly Pumpkin we headed to Bootleggers for some dinner. A few beers later and lots of laughs we saw Scott the charter fisherman we had met earlier in the day walk into the bar and asked us if we'd seen any Hockey stars yet. We laughed and said nope. He Pointed to the end of the bar and said "Kris Drapers Right down there". I looked that way, however instead of seeing Drapes my eyes zeroed in on Ozzie. I couldn't believe it. I was so nervous but knew I just had to go over there. I told Jen to grab her camera and headed that way. He was really nice even though I'm pretty sure I said something along the lines of him being my favorite person on the planet. Ugh how much of a dork am I? Oh well he was very nice and it made my day. Thanks Ozzie!!!!!
4: Me and Ozzie at Bootleggers in Traverse City Michigan
5: Jen and Ozzie at Bootleggers during Wings Training Camp!
6: DAVID'S RINK
8: THE RINKS AT CENTRE ICE | HUNTINGTON RINK | DAVID'S RINK
9: Ginger, Jen, Amy & Kate | OUR FIRST DAY AT DETROIT REDWING TRAINING CAMP!!!
12: THE ROSTER
14: I Like my men on ice .
16: RUSLAN "RUSTY" SALEI | 11-02-74 ~ 09-07-11
17: TO HONOR RUSTY SALEI PAVEL DATSYUK GAVE UP HIS NUMBER 13 DURING TRAINING CAMP AND THE PRE-SEASON AND WORE SALEI'S #24
21: c o m m o d o r e # 2 2
22: h e l m # 4 3
23: s p e e d
25: COACH OSGOOD
26: THE COACHES
27: DOING WHAT THEY DO.!!
29: OZZIE & MACDONALD having a little chat!!
31: Goalies do more than just protect the pipes!!
34: coaches corner
36: THE CAPTAIN
37: BERTUZZI | FRANZEN | Z E T T E R B E R G | H E L M
38: P R A C T I C E
39: D R I L L S
47: END OF OUR FIRST DAY AT CAMP!
49: AFTER OUR FIRST DAY OF TRAINING CAMP WE DECIDED TO HEAD OUT FOR LUNCH AND ONE DRINK! HOWEVER OUR WAITER WAS SO DAMN FUNNY WE STAYED UNTIL THE BARTENDER CUT US OFF!!! OOPS!!!
50: DAY TWO TRAINING CAMP
55: BAB'S MEANS BUSINESS
56: KRONWALL #55
57: # 17 | E A V E S
58: #35 | HOWIE
61: DATSYUK AND CHELI MESSING AROUND FOR THE CROWD!
66: WE SPENT NEARLY THE WHOLE DAY AT THE RINK ON OUR SECOND DAY AND WERE ENTERTAINED DURING THEIR PRACTICE AND SCRIMMAGE. IT WAS A LOT OF FUN TO SEE THE HARD WORK THAT GOES INTO WHAT MAKES THIS TEAM SO AMAZING!
67: IT WAS OUR LAST NIGHT OUT IN TRAVERSE CITY, WE HAD EARLY TICKETS FOR MORNING SKATE SO WE WERE GOING TO TAKE IT EASY. HOWEVER THAT DIDNT HAPPEN..... WE WERE ABOUT TWO OR THREE PITCHERS INTO THE NIGHT AND OF COURSE WE WERE CHECKING THE CORNER TABLE THAT NORMALLY IS RESERVED FOR SOME OF THE PLAYERS BUT THAT NIGHT THERE WERE A BUNCH OF PEOPLE THAT LOOKED LIKE THEY MAY HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE TEAM BUT NOT WHO WE WERE LOOKING FOR. WE HAD AN OLDER COUPLE WALK UP AND START TALKING TO US ABOUT THE TEAM SO I TOOK THAT MOMENT TO LEAVE JEN AND AMY AND HEAD TO THE BATHROOM. ON MY WAY I HAD TO SCOOT IN BETWEEN A BUNCH OF PEOPLE THAT WERE IN THE WALK WAY. I WAS JUST ABOUT ALL THE WAY THROUGH WHEN THIS GUY TURNED AROUND CAUSING ME TO SLAM RIGHT INTO HIS CHEST. HE REACHED OUT AND PUT HIS HANDS ON MY SHOULDERS TO STEADY ME, I LOOKED UP AND WENT TO SAY SORRY WHEN I WAS GREETED BY A BIG SMILE BY NON OTHER THAN HENRIK ZETTERBERG..I WAS SO EMBARRASSED BUT SO EXCITED I COULD JUST FLASH MY WOBBLY BEER ENDUCED SMILE.. GOOD TIMES!!
68: MORNING WORKOUTS! | HELM & KRONWALL | ABBY | ZETTERBERG
69: THIRD DAY OF TRAINING CAMP! | WHILE MANY OF THE ACTIVE PLAYERS WEREN'T OUT AND ABOUT. WE DID SEE ZETTERBERG AND BERTUZZI OUT AT DILLINGERS AND FROM THE LOOKS OF THINGS ON THE THIRD DAY THEY WERE IN MUCH BETTER SHAPE THEN THE THREE OF US. | DRAPER & ZETTERBERG
70: STRETCHING JOKING LEARNING NEW DRILLS
75: HOLMSTROM GETTING LIT UP BY THE GUYS
76: NO IDEA WHAT OZZIE AND BABCOCK WERE TALKING ABOUT. BUT THE SEQUENCE OF PHOTOS MAKES ME LAUGH!
77: COACH OSGOOD
83: THIS WAS OUR FIRST TRIP TO TRAINING CAMP AND I CANT IMAGINE IT GETTING ANY BETTER. WE WERE ABLE TO MEET CHRIS OSGOOD WHO IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE MY FAVORITE REDWING. JEN DISCOVERED A NEW REDWING BY THE NAME OF IAN WHITE! WE GAINED SO MUCH RESPECT FOR WHY THE REDWINGS DOMINATE EVERY YEAR. ITS HOURS AND HOURS OF HARD PRACTICE, DRILLS, DEDICATION AND A FEW SWATS WITH BABCOCKS STICK... LOOKING FORWARD TO AN AMAZING SEASON AND RETURNING NEXT YEAR FOR ANOTHER TRAINING CAMP!