Several teams in the NHL have these big fan-related events to kick off the pre-season with the players, coaches, management, etc.
Of course, the Buffalo Sabres do not.
However, the Los Angeles Kings do!
Since I was not anywhere near California during these festivities, I only have a few pictures to piece together the magic.
I don't care how "real NHL player" he becomes over the next few seasons, he'll always be Dewey
Greener made multiple references in both his Hockey Fest commercials and in this talk back about how he's single.
Greener, calm thyself
Kopi can't believe whatever Greener is laughing at
Kopi is amused, Greener is chuckling, Wayne is enjoying
aaaaand Teddy is engrossed by his bottle of water.
He's a party animal.
My favorite part of this picture is Simmer making that adorable little girl wave
At least Teddy is paying attention.
He looks like he's writing a thoughtful letter on this puck
Head Coach Terry Murray.
On a mostly unrelated note: When I was perusing the Hockey Fest galleries, I noticed the NHL 10 preview screen shots. For some reason two of the shots are the Kings playing the Sabres IN Buffalo and Staffy is close in on goal. All the other shots are Kings home game against Western Conf. opponents. It was odd: