Yes, here it is, what you've all been waiting for: a community devoted entirely to Wade Redden and those who love him! I, senatorsfan
, am your mod and fellow Wade-lover. Here's a bit about me to get us started.
I am approaching my ten-year anniversary as a Senators hockey fan. I first became a Sens fan in 1997 when my father took me to the Corel Centre (now Scotiabank Place) for my inaugural game. The Sens won 3-1 against the Hartford Whalers; it was an awesome game and I remember every detail of it, including the authentic game-used puck he bought me afterwards.
I did not immediately become a Wade fan, though -- that happened two years later when I was invited to spend a game at Wade's World. I was thirteen at the time and remember being struck by the kindness of this young man who was making more money than I dreamed possible and chose to spend it on an arena suite for children being treated at the Children's Hospital, children he didn't know and might never meet. Children who might never get to see a hockey game otherwise.
It touched me so much.
Wade and the rest of the Ottawa Senators have proven themselves kind, considerate, generous human beings. That's one of the reasons I love them. I read somewhere that the Sens are one of the teams most involved with their community in the NHL. I believe this is true and it makes me respect not only their hockey-playing ability but also them as compassionate human beings.
I created this community so that myself and other like-minded Wade fans could get together, talk about him, celebrate him, post cute pics of him and share their personal stories of Wade. (Have you ever met Wade? I'd like to hear about it!!) You're also free to talk about other cute players ... Antoine, Alfie, Mike and Patrick are amongst my favourites!
But Wade, of course, rules all. Welcome to the Wade community -- Wade-lovers, unite!