Sunday, April 27, 2008

Meet and Greet with Barbs

This past Saturday Kings goaltender Jason LaBarbera was signing autographs at a local Staples Store. Ckim, her friend, and I made the trip to the Staples store that was located next to Silver Reign, a gentleman's club.


We thought about stopping in for the lunch buffet.



I decided not to bring my last 2003 Commemorative Puck and instead brought a 2005-2006 Upper Deck LaBarbera hockey card. I didn't buy many cards that season so it's a bit of a miracle that I actually had his card. Here's a pic of my signed card and a pic of the two of us.

I really like his autograph.



I forgot that he's 6'4"...and I'm not.


He's only the third hockey player I've "met" so I wasn't sure what to expect. Two weeks ago I went to the Frolov signing event and was a bit disappointed by his body language. He just looked so bored and uninterested in being there. I missed the second meet and greet with Derek Armstrong. Ckim was there and said he was much friendlier than Fro and instead of sitting in his throne the entire time (like Fro did) Army actually stood up for every photograph. Barbs was very nice during the entire time, stood up for every photograph, was very patient. I hope every hockey player I meet will be as nice and as caring for the fans as Barbs.


9 comments:

CKim said...

Maybe Barbs went to the Silver Reign after the signings for lunch with his teammates. And, you're looking VERY cute in your picture, hehe.

Chris (KingsCast) said...

why'd you cover your face?

k.m.stiles said...

Ckim, don't I look fabulous!?

Chris: I want to try and stay as anonymous as possible...

Chris (KingsCast) said...

Much like Eklund huh?

k.m.stiles said...

I suppose.

I just don't want my coworkers or bosses to happen upon this site and think, "wait, don't we pay her to do real work?" and then I find myself looking for a new job.

A.Spreewell said...

Hermana, I would remove the time-stamp function of this blog. That way, no one can tell if you're blogging during work hours.

Great picture. I remember LaBarbara going along and giving the "thumbs up" when BS, Vince and I got pictures with him. Unfortunately, BS's camera self-destructed and lost all of his pictures.

k.m.stiles said...

hermano, good call with the time stamp.

When did you guys get pics with Barbs? He seemed like a really cool guy.

Btw, Rob really needs you to play goalie. Apparently their current goalie's SV% is 0.600, so basically, if you shoot on him there's a pretty good chance he'll let it in.

Kirsten said...

He has such a cool signature. Of all of the players I have met, Gaborik has been the only one that was anything less than super nice.

Bethany said...

Aw!! That picture made me laugh!! I am jealous I love Barbs...that was really strange calling him that.