game time

several weeks ago, i mentioned a job the Dallas Stars hired me for & now that the finished product* is online & hitting mailboxes, i figured it was time to revisit the experience. stars4fan shop paraphernalia | the great Razor Reaugh goes over his game notes as the players arrive.

over two different evenings, i was given an amazing level of access to the team & the building - which is something i can't take any credit for. Colin & John, the two people who should be atop your "people i wish i knew at the Dallas Stars" list, did a tremendous job of making everything i asked for a reality. i was apparently the first photographer allowed up into the rafters (during play) in 5 years - for any sport. they got me into the locker room as the guys got ready. i practically stood on the bench for most of one period.

all of this allowed me to see and show the game in a really unique way and i walked away having learned a few things about a sport i love a ton.

stars5Steve Ott & James Neal exit a pre-game meeting | Mike Ribeiro draws a play on the boards for his linemates

stars3Marty Turco takes the ice

stars2a minor scuffle after the whistle | Ott looks to the Detroit bench and does what he does best

stars1(clockwise from top left) Turco, Jere Lehtinen, Loui Eriksson, Mike Modano

*the dallas stars have taken down the online version of the piece.