Reader Ryan Hastings checks in with his take on Casino Night (Note that he mentions the stiff drinks, which leads me to wonder how he remembered any of this).
Best Dressed:Â Hollweg (white tuxedo with black hat)
Friendliest:Â Callahan (was willing to talk about anything at length)
Least approachable:Â Jagr (had a body guard plus the Rangers PR guy with
him for most the night)
Most likely to hit on a girl:Â Orr (his guest was his brother and they
were enjoying themselves)
Least likely to have laryngitis:Â Avery (he was talking just fine)
Dawes was even shorter in person.Â A women took a picture with him and
she had to kneel down to get both faces in the photo.Â Valiquette was
hysterically laughing at Nigel during this sequence.Â
A signed worn Lundqvist jersey from Brian Leetch Night was auctioned off to the
winning bidder (a women) at a price of $3,300.Â Sam and Joe were extremely friendly all night and Sam did an amazing job on the microphone.
Straka was only around at the beginning and Hossa did not attend (I assume because he is with Hartford).Â
All around, it was a great event.Â The food was excellent (and the drinks were quite stiff as well).
Thanks, Ryan. OK, more tomorrow…