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Saturday, I did something I’ve always wanted to do. I sat on Row A at a Dallas Stars hockey game. Right on the glass.
I had been planning it for a while and when I asked Thomas the ticket guy to find me one, he outdid himself. Once I got my ticket, I was thinking it would be in the right-hand corner of section 124. But no. It was dead behind the net.
This is the view.
This is the view with my zoom lens.
The giant video board looks even more giant when you’re at ice level. On the glass. Like I was.
This is the lamp. I was basically sitting in the goal judge’s old seat.
I’m telling you I was way down there.
As Bill Ollerman says, “Here they come! YOUR! DALLAS! STAAAAAARRRS!”
I’m a big fan of the skatearound. (more…)
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Photograph by Trey Hill
The Stars had a great feature going this weekend, where they had Trey Hill taking behind-the-scenes shots of their Western Canadian Road Swing.
Trey Hill has a great style and I commend the Stars for hiring a photographer with style to do some unusual shoots. (I still love the twitpics from @DallasStars, too, don’t get me wrong.) We all have access to the Getty Images action shots from all the games, but it’s not every day that you get the kind of artful, unusual shots that Trey brings us.
I hope he doesn’t mind my using his water bottle picture for this post. It’s my favorite one from Day 1, although the shot of Brad Richards climbing the stair-car stairs with a Nerf sword slung across his back is a close second.
If you’re all into Twitter, like I am, you should follow @squarerootof9. He’s a good.
DallasStars.com has progressed by leaps and bounds this season with their content. They also had a very nice article about a kid that got to go on a road trip with the team. It was very touching.
And check out their “Raw” channel for pre- and post-game media scrums. I’m usually pretty easily distracted during those videos, trying to see what’s going on behind the player that’s being interviewed.
While I’m linking to stuff, don’t forget to read everything that Mike Heika writes.
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