Got this return from one of the best in the league, Johnnny “Hockey” Gaudreau. I love that Johnny is only a few years from his prime and that he still signs cards for his fans. He was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 2011 Entry Draft, going 104th overall. I can’t say that I had a beat on Johnny back then but boy what a great pick by the GM brass. If a redraft were to occur now, he’d […]
Continuing on with the theme of Calgary Flames, we have in today’s post, Mikael Backlund. Mikael has been a Flame ever since he was drafted into the NHL in 2007. He originally started his junior career with VIK Västerås HK in Sweden. He never really put up a lot of points in either his time in Sweden or in the AHL but he’s been progressively getting better and better, statistically, year year he’s been in the NHL. The first full […]
For as long as I can remember, Michael Cammelleri has been in the NHL (ok, he wasn’t in the NHL in the 90s – but for a long time he has been!). Mike was originally drafted in the 2001 draft by the LA Kings in the 2nd round, 49th overall. I’d say Mike was probably the cream of the crop in that 2nd round with the only other all star in the round being Jason Pominville, with some serviceable players […]
Theo Fleury, a long time Calgary Flame (and current Calgary native) signed a nice batch of cards for me that I sent him through the mail. He has continually been a gracious signer, signing and meeting (from what I’ve seen on the Internet) fan mail for a long time. I have to say, from a hockey perspective, Theo will go down as one of my favourite hockey players. Standing at 5’6, he battled amongst the giants of the NHL in […]
Another return from Calgary Flames’ 2nd leading point getter this season, Sean Monahan. I sent to Sean earlier in the year and he was one of the quickest to send me back a return. This season, he’s been doing well and helping the team succeed, where they’re currently in the 3rd spot of the Pacific Division. No doubt that Sean was the right pick for the Calgary Flames, at 6th overall in the 2013 draft. He’ll be a core piece […]
Date sent: August 24, 2012 Date received: September 12, 2012 Total time: 19 days Total players responses: 533 Total 2012 responses: 136 A nice return from Al MacInnis, this one where he’s donning the Red and White. Al MacInnis, definitely known for his powerful slapshot, regularly topping 100 miles/hr during the All Star games. I watched Mr.MacInnis back in the day, so I was ecstatic to receive a return from him. Thanks Al!
Date sent: April 26, 2012 Date received: May 29, 2012 Total time: 33 days Total players responses: 519 Total 2012 responses: 122 A quick return (and a tiny autograph) from one of Calgary’s best blue liners. Jay Bouwmeester probably has one of the smallest autographs for someone with such a long last name. Nevertheless, I’m still happy to have received this autograph from him. Thanks for the autograph Jay!
Received IP: February 26th, 2012 Total players responses: 412 Total 2012 responses: 15 I got another Iggy autograph IP! This time, it was in another city, but he was just as nice as he’s always been to sign cards. He was talking with a bunch of folks, along side Mike Cammalleri, although I do not get why I didn’t stop him to ask for an autograph. I’ve gotten Jarome’s many times, but never Mike’s. Weird.
Received IP: February 26th, 2012 Total players responses: 410 Total 2012 responses: 13 Sweet, another autograph from Calgary Flame Alex Tanguay. This is currently my fourth autograph from Alex and has always been an extremely reliable signer. Alex is currently helping the Flames try and make the playoffs, but him along side Jarome will need to step up their play if the Flames have any chance of making it to the post season. You can view the previous blogs here, […]
Date sent: September 1st, 2010 Date received: July 12th, 2011 Total time: 314 days Total players responses: 275 Total 2011 responses: 270 Wow! I didn’t expect this one to come back, but Jay Bouwmeester returned this one quickly, 314 days to be exact. One of the players that I sent out early in my TTM career and didn’t expect to see this one come back. I guess good ol’ Jay is spending his summer days returning mail instead of hitting […]
Date sent: March 1st, 2011Date received: May 5th, 2011Total time: 65 daysTotal players responses: 223Total 2011 responses: 218 Tim Hunter was part of the Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks, Quebec Nordiques and San Jose Sharks. He won a Stanley Cup with Calgary Flames in the late 80’s and came close again with the Canucks in ’94. Tim was known for his physical toughness, earning 3,000+ PIMs. Tough guy, but sweet autograph!
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Received IP: April 8th, 2011Total players responses: 202Total 2011 responses: 197 Jarome Iginla, the captain of the Calgary Flames’, is probably the nicest guy! He was willing to talk to all us fans, and signed everything that everyone had. I’m super happy with his autograph because he’s a top notch player and was the player who assisted on Sidney Crosby’s golden goal in the Olympics this past year. Great job Iggy!
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