Got any close encounters with tough guys?
I worked at the HP Pavilion and got to interact with a ton of fighters.*
One time I asked Stu Grimson
who he was gonna beat up later that night while he was hanging out with Kariya, he looks at Kariya, smiles, looks at me and says" You know that little black thing we call a puck? I'm gonna beat the s!!t out of that little guy". He winked at me and went on his way.*
I'm a big Berube fan and walked by him and said, " What's up Chief?". He stopped and gave me a cold, 5 second stare like I just blindsided Bondra . Froze me. He smiles and says, "Not too much, you?" and shakes my hand.
For the most part, my encounters were subtle head nods and no words at all (Probert, Brashear, Domi, Tinordi, Simon, Twist, Chase, Clark) which is fine. These guys were not there to be social. Especially the tough guys, who knew how much they were gonna have police that night?*