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"holms, matahari, they both look the same with the flesh scorched of their skulls."

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Madam Ko   [Jun 01, 2007 at 02:41 PM]
*first comment dance**first time doing the first comment dance dance* ooh, cool. One of the best I've seen of Root
Nicole_artist   [Jun 01, 2007 at 10:13 PM]
I don't think he's THAT red.
captainshort101   [Jun 02, 2007 at 05:29 AM]
in agreement with nicole, but it IS still one of the best of root
elfreda   [Jun 03, 2007 at 12:28 AM]
I agree it is one of the best!! Laughing
Faeriewing   [Jun 03, 2007 at 06:07 PM]
AAHHH!! TOMATO!! sorry. I have developed a strange fear of tomatoes. Red. I mean good. Shocked
katya345b   [Jun 04, 2007 at 02:18 PM]
I agree with nicole part from great
Madam Ko   [Jun 05, 2007 at 05:54 PM]
yeah, he is a little red. But, that I think it is more to show is personality than how he really looks. Could be a little wider though.
Nicole_artist   [Jun 06, 2007 at 03:22 AM]
He could have a double chin. XD Or at least one of those weird necks where the skin goes straight from the chin to the collarbone, if you know what I mean.
butler   [Jul 12, 2007 at 04:29 PM]
i don't think he's that red

root: i'm not so get back to work!!

me: sory so how do you want your coffe ??
*grinns sheepishly* sory random moment!!!!
  [Jul 13, 2007 at 01:09 PM]
Very Happy Awww I love Root and I love your pic!!! I'll never image him different. He looks so hot...(for two reasons: 'cause the pic is awesome and 'cause I think that Julius, being that red, must be boiling Wink )
Holly Fowl   [Aug 08, 2007 at 08:30 AM]
I like Wink Add a big wobbouly BELLY!!!!!!!! Cool
butler_1993   [Sep 29, 2007 at 05:18 PM]
Perfect drawing of him. Muscle and fat...... perfect Wink
holly s   [Feb 06, 2008 at 03:52 PM]
Lol! Looks just like him!
tq5d4bby   [Sep 26, 2010 at 10:50 AM]
On Tuesday, the Red Wings opened their annual development camp for prospects at Joe Louis Arena. Among the participants of the week-long camp, includes Landon Ferraro, the Wings first selection in last months draft.

Following the on-ice workout, (...) , Ferraro fielded questions from the Detroit. Here is a transcript Tuesdays interview:

On being in the Wings locker room …

Ive been here once before. Its a lot different this time knowing that Im part of the franchise now. I was being a draft pick. Its always exciting to always come in the first time. I got to sit in the stall and look around and see the boys who have come through here.

There is (Henrik) Zetterberg across, (...) , and (Johan) Franzen and (Pavel) Datsyuk down there. Its surreal seeing that Im drafted on a team that has players such as these.

On the first time he was here …

It was before Game 5 (2002 Western Conference semifinals), after the guys left. I came here to watch my dad in the pre-game skate and one of the trainers let me and my brother come in so it was pretty cool, but it was a bit of a different feel.

On what you try to get out of this camp …

Every one is just coming in to develop. They are putting us through a lot of stuff to start to show us how Detroit plays, (...) , the systems they use, and how fast they like to execute plays. Its just development and coming in getting ready for camp in the fall.

On how being drafted by the Wings hasnt sunk in yet …

Slowly. I dont think its fully there yet. I think itll be when I get to camp in the fall, see the players whose names are up on these stalls, (...) , walking around and on the same ice as me. Itll be a different feel, but Im not sure how itll feel yet though.

On his impressions of Detroit and the Wings …

Like I said, (...) , Ive been to Detroit a couple of times. Ive never looked at it as maybe someday I could live here or be playing for the team here. I just paid a bit more closer attention on the drive in from the airport and try to look what was around. At the hotel last night, kind of looked out of the window and kind of looked around. Its a good city and Im excited to be a part of it now.

On which Red Wings players he admires …

Its hard to pick one. Growing up, (Mats) Sundin was the player in Toronto, but here theres Zetterberg and Datsyuk. Theres Franzen, (Tomas) Holmstrom. Theres some older guys: (Kirk) Maltby and (Kris) Draper and (Nicklas) Lidstrom. Its kind of hard to pick one. You have to look at everyone and see what they do differently and what they bring to the team.

On what it was like having his dad (former NHLer Ray Ferraro) growing up …

I was privileged. Not only did I have him, but I got to be in dressing rooms all the time and I got to see firsthand how players get ready for games, pre-game skate, and notice how they practiced and train on an everyday basis. Its perfect. I have lots of people in the hockey world to turn to, to ask for advice and see what routes theyve went and the mistakes theyve made so I can learn from them.

Hes done a pretty good job of staying out of it unless Ive asked. Hes not one who gets on me if I mess up in a game, but hell point it out and try to help me out and try to learn from it. The only times he got mad is if I had a cheap hit or something like that where hes a big guy and you have to respect everybody in the game because when you hit somebody from behind youre going to get hit twice as bad back. So thats the only time he really got mad. He was just making sure I respected other guys.

On the best advice his dad ever gave …

It was going into my first year of junior. Just make sure you enjoy every day and dont waste it because when youre finally done like he was after we lost to Detroit, those are the days that you really miss. Ten minutes after he had his gear off, he was already thinking about days that he kind of wasted and now he doesnt get to re-live them so he said, just make sure you appreciate every day that youve got in the game.

On when he realized he wanted to play in the NHL …

I think it was before that (when he was drafted in the WHL). It wasnt that it just suddenly hit me. It was always something that I never really thought about anything else. Ive always focused on this and Ive never really had a backup plan. This is what Ive put all of my energy into and all of my spare time so its something that I dont really take lightly and I make sure that I make the most of it.

On leading the team with 55 points but registering a minus-23 rating …

Its a stat that I try not to look at too much. Its not that I wasnt trying to keep the puck out of the net when I was on the ice, (...) , but certainly youre on a struggling team and I was playing a lot and playing against the top guys. So I just tried to make sure I did as much as I could and if it went in, it went in. You just try to make up for it.

On if thats a weak spot or if hes becoming a stronger two-way player …

I think Im becoming stronger. Jesse Wallin is our coach this year and really emphasized that at the beginning of the year. He said if I wanted to go high in the draft this year, Im going to have to become a more complete player. He really harped on that with me this year and I think I got a lot better and thats why I ended up in the position that I am.

On his relationship with his step-mom Cammi Granato …

Like I said earlier, I have a lot of people I can turn to and for the NHL, I turn to my dad and anything going that way. For international, I turn to Cammi. She has him trumped a bit with a couple of Olympics and World Championships and gold medals and stuff like that. Shes definitely a person that I look up to on an international scale and seeing how far she brought her sport of womens hockey.

On remembering his dads career …

Its mostly with the (Los Angeles) Kings. I remember a couple of little things with the (New York) Rangers. I remember the Kings, but especially the (Atlanta) Thrashers and then finally the (St. Louis) Blues for the playoffs. The Thrashers is when I started to realize exactly what was going on and I could really appreciate it and take the time to try and learn as much as I can, but I didnt know if I was going to be back in an NHL dressing room again so I had to make the most of it. I was lucky enough for my dads last year to get to be a stick boy and clean visors and fill water bottles and stuff like that. It was pretty cool to see. Kurt Frasier, the AHL coach here, (...) , was the coach there. Its kind of funny to see how small the hockey world is.

On playing competitive hockey in a non-traditional market like Georgia …

It was interesting. I started off playing in a house and a travel team. Every other weekend, wed be on the road: Tennessee, (...) , North and South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida. So my mom had a lot of miles on her car and it was interesting to see from when we got there to when we left. When we first got there, our rink was 15 minutes away and the closest to that was about 45 to an hour. By the time we left, we had three rinks within half-hour of us so to see how much the sport grew. And still talking to some of my friends down there, (...) , and seeing how the more players are going to prep school in the northern states now.

On following his dad into the WHL …

Growing up, I was in the States most of the time. I wanted to go to college, but when I got back to Canada (after his dad retired) and saw how good the league was, it kind of made me focus towards that because I can get into the league quicker and get to play more games. So I tried to take advantage of that. Just seeing what my dad did in that league, I wanted to match it; 108 goals isnt going to be matched ever again. Its a different game. Not taking anything away from him, its a different game. Im just trying to make the most of what I can.

On his WHL coachs relationship with the Red Wings …

Its hard to turn the subject away from the Red Wings when you talk to Jesse. He loves his team more than anyone and it was a big part of his life. Its unfortunate that it got cut short. Hes a heck of a player and you can see it in practice and a lot of it when he still does the drills. I know he was just as excited, as I was to go here.

Mostly Steve Yzerman. Its one of his idols. Steve really took him under his wing and anything he needed. Even today, (...) , he still talks to him quite a bit and helps him out with coaching. It comes up usually once or twice a week and its something we all kind of laugh at in the room, but at the same time its something we can really learn from.

Christy Hammond is an intern in the Red Wings' New Media & Publishing Department at Joe Louis Arena.

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