Tomorrow I will be going down to the old barn to hound the Peterborough Petes. This will probably my last game graphing at Windsor Arena as they will be moving into the WFCU center on Dec 11. This will become uncharted territory, hopefully is will be as easy as Windsor Arena was. This year I prepared for the Petes by loading up on their goalie Trevor Cann, but about a month ago he was traded to the London Knights. They did aquire Sergei Korostin in the trade which was good. My goal is to get all 4 possible draft cards signed by the Petes along with two 8x10 and some other custom 7th Inning sketch cards. Also I will be going after the Spitfires but I always have way to much stuff for them. Maybe I will finally be able to aquire an autograph from the elusive Bob Boughner and Warren Rychel. It should be a madhouse for Zack Kassian as he will be coming to play in his hometown. Sadly the news came out today the New York Islanders first rounder Joshua Bailey will not be returning to Windsor this season :(
1 - 8x10 of Zack Kassian in Team Canada Jersey
2 - 8x10 of Jason Missiaen in Habs Draft Portrait
3 - 8x10 of Adam Henrique in Devils Portrait and Spits puck which he flipped over the boards last season
4 - 8x10 of Richard Greenop in Spits jersey ( Amazing he's not fighting in it)
5 - Spits Salutes the Barn game puck of Conor O'Donnell which he gave to me after a game
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Cory is a goalie for the Manitoba Moose and a prospect for the Vancouver Canucks. Cory played at Boston College and had an impressive career there and was selected to Hockey East's All-Rookie Team in 2005, he also has the Boston College single season shutout record with 8. He won 65 games in a BC sweater and was drafted in the 1st round 26 overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by Vancouver. As of now he has won 31 games in the AHL and is currently called up by Vancouver though he has yet to play a game. He is a highly rated prospect for the Canucks. Cory was kind enough to sign 4 items including 2 Between the Pipes cards and 2 index cards that I used to protect the cards. It took 30 days to get back. Thank you so much Cory and best of luck.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Today's mailbox had the Carolina Hurricanes first round draft pick and Lethbridge Hurricanes star Zach Boychuk. Zach played two games for Carolina before being sent down to his junior club. As of today Zach has scored over 100 goals in his 4 years in the WHL which is very impressive. Last year in 61 games Zach scored a career high 33 goals for a total of 72 points. This was good enough for Carolina to draft his with the 14th overall pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Zach has 16 points in 14 games so far and is on pace for another great season. Zach was kind enough to sign 6 items for me 2 Heroes and Prospects for my set, 1 O Canada card and 1 2008 Draft card for another set im building, he also signed 2 Index cards which I used to protect the cards I sent him. This took 28 days and I sent them to the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Thank you very much Zach and best of luck with your career in hockey.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Linden is the goalie for the Regina Pats of the WHL. He is a butterfly style goalie who is a good puck handler and is good at staying square to the shooters. Linden was runner up in the 2007-08 WHL goaltender of the year award. During his draft year he was 25-18-7 and it was enough for the Kings to draft him in the 4th round 124th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Linden posted a 33-15-6 record last year and is have a strong season so far being 9-3-2. Linden signed 4 items for me, 2 Between the Pipes cards, 1 picture card and a 2007 Draft card for my set in 14 days. Thank you very much Linden and best of luck.
Went to see Windsor play the Soo Greyhounds. It wasn't really much of a game as Windsor absolutely destroyed the Soo 12-1. It was 4-0 after the first period and guys who usually rarely score lit the lamp. While Windsor was scoring a season high goals I was aquiring a season high for autographs. Jordan Nolan plays for the Soo and he is a former Spitfire, his dad Ted Nolan was in attendance and I asked him to sign my puck which he did and we talked for a bit about his sons in hockey. A really great guy.
Ted Nolan 1/1
Matt Caria 5/5 2 H&P 2 custom 7th inning sketch 1 pic card (said he's never signed the 7th inning cards before)
James Livingston 3/3 1 draft card, 1 7th inning, 1 pic card. He loved the 7th inning and asked if I could make him some which I will
Mike Stapleton 5/7 didn't signed the doubles
Denny Lambert 7/7 one of his assistants saw the cards and started to make fun of him. He has the biggest head I've ever seen.
Anthony Peluso 3/3 1 draft card 2 Tough guys cards
Jake Muzzin 1/1 Draft card His mom gave me a really dirty look for some reason?
Matt Lyall 1/1 pic card
I missed most of the Windsor guys since Denny Lambert took forever to come out.
Andrei Loktionov 3/5 Got hurt and was hobbling in the hallway after the game. he didn't know what to do with the Kings parkhurst card (1 for krista)
Ryan Ellis 2/2 (1 for krista)
Greg Nemisz 2/2
Adam Wallace 2/2 He really likes the cards I make and is always asking me to make him some extras
Jesse Blacker 1/1
Dale Mitchell 4/4
Justin Shugg 1/1
Today's Grand Total 44
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Jimmy started out his career playing for the U.S. National Development program which he than accepted a scholarship to the University of Maine. After winning Hockey East Rookie of the Year he was drafted in the 2nd round by he Detroit Red Wings 64th overall. He is the only goalie to face a penalty shot in his fist two NHL games. As of November 22, 2008 Jimmy has played 8 NHL games in a Red Wings uniform he as a record of 1-4 with a 2.56 GAA. Jimmy was nice enough to sign and personalize two cards for me through the Grand Rapids Griffins in 31 days. Thank you so much Jimmy!!