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Skates and Plates

Postby ShipHockey7 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:49 am

I scored some tickets to Skates and Plates :shock: , has anyone been, anything I should be expecting other than the obvious dinner with a player serving us? :pop:
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Re: Skates and Plates

Postby thepittman on Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:18 am

ShipHockey7 wrote:I scored some tickets to Skates and Plates :shock: , has anyone been, anything I should be expecting other than the obvious dinner with a player serving us? :pop:

Expect to take me with you?
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Re: Skates and Plates

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:30 am

I would feel uncomfortable going to this.
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Re: Skates and Plates

Postby raewhit on Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:32 am

Idoit40fans wrote:I would feel uncomfortable going to this.


It's for charity! It's not like you're some weird stalker.
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Re: Skates and Plates

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:39 am

I'd be uncomfortable having a guy making 10 times as much as me handing me a plate of food.
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Re: Skates and Plates

Postby C4 Row E on Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:44 am

Idoit40fans wrote:I'd be uncomfortable having a guy making 10 times as much as me handing me a plate of food.


Hmmmmmm....If Crosby served your table that would mean you make $870,000 a year. :pop:
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Re: Skates and Plates

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:46 am

Haha, I thought about making the range like 10-125, but i realized that if someone making the minimum served my table, i'd still be uncomfortable.
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Re: Skates and Plates

Postby jprolley on Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:43 am

millionaires serving millionaires?
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Re: Skates and Plates

Postby Admin on Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:47 am

99 percenters are not welcome. :lol:
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Re: Skates and Plates

Postby TheGhostofGoulet on Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:35 pm

ShipHockey7 wrote:I scored some tickets to Skates and Plates :shock: , has anyone been, anything I should be expecting other than the obvious dinner with a player serving us? :pop:

If you're seated at Tyler kennedy's table, expect your food to wind up all over your chest.
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Re: Skates and Plates

Postby ShipHockey7 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:44 pm

TheGhostofGoulet wrote:
ShipHockey7 wrote:I scored some tickets to Skates and Plates :shock: , has anyone been, anything I should be expecting other than the obvious dinner with a player serving us? :pop:

If you're seated at Tyler kennedy's table, expect your food to wind up all over your chest.



I'm hoping I'm at a good table, I know a guy who was at the same company's table last year and the server was Malkin :fist:
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Re: Skates and Plates

Postby BigMcK on Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:19 pm

How cool would it be to be served by Engelland after he's had a bout and is nursing a black eye?

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Re: Skates and Plates

Postby viva la ben on Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:33 pm

BigMcK wrote:How cool would it be to be served by Engelland after he's had a bout and is nursing a black eye?

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May I advise you against ordering the clam chowder.
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Re: Skates and Plates

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:33 pm

I immediately thought of Fight Club.
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Re: Skates and Plates

Postby usahockeyteam1980 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:51 pm

I went back when it was the "At Your Service" Dinner (2007), right before it got insanely expensive and exclusive. It was a lot of fun and because we were stuck in the back corner, we actually had two players as waiters. We had Nils Ekman (who was hilarious and gave me crap for not eating my salad) and Sergei Gonchar. They learned our names, chatted with all of us, and they were really nice. The autograph session before was a mad house (pretty sure it's not set up the same way anymore), but we managed to get everyone to sign my shirt. Don't count on getting Sid or Geno as your waiters...it's definitely fixed.
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Re: Skates and Plates

Postby penny lane on Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:32 pm

Admin wrote:99 percenters are not welcome. :lol:

:thumb:

truth...
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Re: Skates and Plates

Postby ShipHockey7 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:05 pm

usahockeyteam1980 wrote:I went back when it was the "At Your Service" Dinner (2007), right before it got insanely expensive and exclusive. It was a lot of fun and because we were stuck in the back corner, we actually had two players as waiters. We had Nils Ekman (who was hilarious and gave me crap for not eating my salad) and Sergei Gonchar. They learned our names, chatted with all of us, and they were really nice. The autograph session before was a mad house (pretty sure it's not set up the same way anymore), but we managed to get everyone to sign my shirt. Don't count on getting Sid or Geno as your waiters...it's definitely fixed.



hopefully its fixed in my favor :) I will try to grab some pictures and post them here afterwards.
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Re: Skates and Plates

Postby Shakes on Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:48 pm

usahockeyteam1980 wrote:I went back when it was the "At Your Service" Dinner (2007), right before it got insanely expensive and exclusive. It was a lot of fun and because we were stuck in the back corner, we actually had two players as waiters. We had Nils Ekman (who was hilarious and gave me crap for not eating my salad) and Sergei Gonchar. They learned our names, chatted with all of us, and they were really nice. The autograph session before was a mad house (pretty sure it's not set up the same way anymore), but we managed to get everyone to sign my shirt. Don't count on getting Sid or Geno as your waiters...it's definitely fixed.


I know there are mixed feelings about Talbot around here, but this was one of his better moments. Can't believe this is six years old.

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Re: Skates and Plates

Postby usahockeyteam1980 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:08 pm

That video of Talbot was the dinner I went to. I watched them film it...I was laughing so hard. The players and TV personalities were having so much fun. Erik Christensen was at a table right near me, and he was even smiling. That's not an easy thing to do.
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Re: Skates and Plates

Postby FreeCandy44 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:40 pm

How does one score tickets to this event?
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Re: Skates and Plates

Postby penny lane on Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:03 am

Is there still a penguins booster club? Any hoo, back in 99 and 00, this club would sponsor a player / fan dinner. It was more casual, price was reasonable. One or more players would sit at a table.
First time I went I got to break bread with keven hatcher, :roll: nice enough. Interacted with Barrasso and s barnes.
It did disolve into an autograph fest for some and I guess that is why these types of events go away or are held with heavily scripted interaction.
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Re: Skates and Plates

Postby ShipHockey7 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:45 am

FreeCandy44 wrote:How does one score tickets to this event?


you get lucky and know someone. I don't know how to go about purchasing them or anything.
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Re: Skates and Plates

Postby penny lane on Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:30 am

http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?i ... L|PIT|home

That’s because the rookie forward, participating in his first-ever Skates & Plates event, was pranked by his older, wiser teammates. They told him to bring his hockey skates to the arena, as the name "Skates & Plates" meant he would be serving the tables while gliding around on the ice.

When we asked Bennett about it, he said he actually wouldn’t call it a prank “as I really thought we were going to be skating and serving the food to all the fans.”

Continued Bennett, laughing, “I thought they were going to bring our skates over and we were going to be skating on little aisles in between all the tables. So I was trying to get in the right mental state to do that tonight.”


:P :lol:
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Re: Skates and Plates

Postby ShipHockey7 on Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:26 am

so we had James Neal as our server, it was pretty awesome..I dont have a ton of pictures up yet (we didnt get home until 2 AM) but here is a picture of me and Geno

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and Beau Bennett

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Re: Skates and Plates

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:29 am

Which one is you?
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