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Thursday, January 26, 2012

2012 NHL All Stars

This was pretty popular last year so I figured I'd do it again. I'll showcase my autos of some of the players playing in Ottawa during the NHL All Star game this weekend.



Team Chara











Zdeno Chara, Pavel Datsyuk, Tim Thomas, Marian Hossa, Carey Price, Jimmy Howard, Brian Campbell, Patrick Kane, Dion Phaneuf


Team "Alfie"










Jason Spezza, Claude Giroux, Steven Stamkos, Shea Weber, Keith Yandle, Henrik Sedin, Jason Pominville

My prediction is that Team "Alfie" will win. Score wise, I relay don't know. It will probably be something like 31-28. I also think it will be either be Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers or the Sedin twins from the Vancouver Canucks to take home the MVP.
BTW: Nice on the Bills fan getting the car for last player picked (Yay a Honda Crosstour).



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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Chris Chelios TTM


Received 1/17/12
Cool success! This is my second success from Mr. Chelios, the last one was a card that I sent to him about a year ago. Chris signed my 8x10 in about 3 or 4 months through the Detroit Red Wings.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Luke Schenn TTM


Received 1/11/12
Until today, I completely forget about sending this out. I think I sent this one out around this time so I'll say it took about a year. The young Toronto defensemen signed my Canada card 1/1 through the Maple Leafs. If you remember sending anything to Luke through the Leafs, I'd check your mailbox because he's probably emptying out his mail bin.
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Monday, January 9, 2012

Darryl Sitller TTM


Received 1/9/12
First TTM success of 2012! This 8x10 turn out sick! Mr. Sittler signed this beautifully in blue ink and personalized it "To Ryan - All the Best." This is my second success from him when he signed my card about two years ago. Sittler signed my 8x10 in about 2 and 1/2 months through his home.
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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sabres Game 1/7/12









My Friend Joe and I went to see the Buffalo Sabres play the Winnipeg Jets and after the 2-1 OT loss, we went out back to get some autos. I get a mini helmet from my brother for Christmas so I decided to get some signatures on that. From left to right: Brad Boyes, Nathan Gerbe, Tyler Ennis and Brayden McNabb. The tickets we got were in the suite level and we happened to be in the same exact suite as former Sabre "Stuuuuuuuuu" Barnes, which was cool. The Sabres have been pretty depressing to watch so far this year, but who knows, maybe they'll make another second half comeback like last season (but I don't see it happening).
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 Winter Classic Thoughts


This years Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia was one of the most entertaining one's yet, and was certainly better than last years game. I was in attendance at the first WC at the Ralph in 2008 and it was one of the coolest things I have ever been at, even though the Sabres lost. Any city who gets to host the WC should be honored. Thoughts on 2013 Winter Classic: i think it will be in any of these 4 places; "The Big House" in Ann Arbor (Red Wings), Target Field in Minneapolis (Wild), MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford (Devils), or my best bet, Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver (Avalanche). If it did go to the Av's, I wonder if they would wear Nordiques sweaters?