Finally, back to a current NHL'er! Riley Nash currently is a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets and has had a decent career being a depth forward. Originally drafted by the Oilers, a team which he didn't' play a single game for, was probably a good thing. Not that I dislike the Oilers but like... Continue Reading →
Sometimes deciphering an autograph that's not on a card (ie. puck, banner, stick) makes me happy that I get every single autograph I own on a hockey card. I looked at Rod's autograph today and thought to myself that I would have a heck of a time trying to figure out whose auto this belonged... Continue Reading →
Here comes another blog about this fantastic set I'm trying to collect. This time, this card is signed by Eric Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes. I've received a few Eric Staal autographs in the past and he's been (and his brothers) one of the more consistent TTM'ers out there. Thanks Eric!!
A nice Ray Whitney autograph on my OPC card. This is my second time getting Whitney's autograph, but the first through TTM. You can view it here. Ray is a veteran hockey player, approaching his early 40s now. Hopefully the lockout will not proceed too much longer and enable him to get back to the... Continue Reading →
A long response from Eric Staal, but well worth it. Eric is going to be in heaven this year, as he'll be able to play along side with Jordan, and perhaps Marc in the future. I've gotten a return from Eric before, linked here, oddly enough, on the same card. Oops!
Finally, a return from an NHL hockey player (not that I care, a return is a return!). Brandon Sutter is a good, young player, whom is part of the famous Sutter family. He is son of Brent Sutter, coach of the Calgary Flames. He was drafted in the 1st round, and currently plays for the... Continue Reading →
The final blog for the Staal brothers comes in the form of the oldest brother, Eric. He's currently the captain of the Carolina Hurricanes and was one of the Captains in this past years' NHL All-Star Team. I really hope he'll be able to raise the cup once again in Carolina! Eric also helped Team... Continue Reading →
Jussi Jokinen is NOT related to "superstar" Olli Jokinen, although has a younger brother who does play hockey in a Finnish league in Europe. Jussi was originally drafted in the 2nd round in 1993 and has played most of his NHL career with the Dallas Stars and the New Jersey Devils. Great job Jussi and... Continue Reading →
Drafted 204th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins, Tom Kostopolous has jumped from team to team in the 10 years he's been in the league. He's played for almost half a dozen NHL teams, finally landing here in Calgary. Good luck Tom!
Zach Boychuk is currently on the Charlotte Checkers' hockey team, the AHL affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes. Zach is a great young player with tremendous upside. He helped Team Canada win gold in both 2008 and 2009. He most recently had his first multi goal game versus Ottawa on December 29th.