hi thank you!!!! nothing could ruin this night for me omg have a nice night!!!!
other than meeting nicklas lidstrom, i did other things tonight
so, the story behind meeting my captain.
tonight i was in a suite at the joe for my dads best friends surprise birthday party. i was super excited to be up there because i’d heard so many stories about people meeting injured or retired wings, so between periods i went walking around..
between the second and third i was walking past the suite two doors down from mine when i saw all four lidstrom boys and annika lidstrom walking out. i freaked out a bit and went back to the room to tell my mom.
then i kinda realized that if the five of them were there, wouldn’t nick be there?
so i ran over to my dads best friend, hank, and told him. he’s like an uncle to me, and he treats me like i’m family, so being hank, he walked out there and almost over to the room until we saw a guard. so we decided the best thing would be to wait until he came out.
hank went around telling everyone, “nick lidstrom is two suites over and that girl over there is going to meet him!” so everyone was watching out for him. even the people who didn’t know who he was or what he looked like came outside of the room where i was “chilling” to talk to me and look out for a few minutes.
finally after the game someone saw him on his balcony putting his coat on so they yelled “HE’S LEAVING” and seven or eight people dragged me over to his room.
hank walked right up and said “40 year season ticket holder”. nick thanked him, and they took their picture. then five of the guys pushed me towards nick and all had their iphones out to take a photo.
at this point i was shaking and couldn’t speak much other than ‘sir, could we take a photo please?’ and ‘thank you very much’ but it was so special.
the funny part is, after the picture, everyone else just went back into the suite. my moms comment was ‘all everyone cared about was that you got your picture’
once we got into our suite i was crying a bit, but everyone was cheering for me and high fiving me. i didn’t know many of the people in there but everyone was super sweet and came up and asked to see the photo.
tonight was honestly one of the best nights of my life, and probably the best game i’ve been to.
i’m heading down to the joe again au revoir
there was a group of 10 swedes yesterday that were all wearing a team sweden nick jersey and singing in swedish and chanting ‘lidstrom’