With the recent signing of John Tavares, Nazim Kadri easily slots in a third C role, right behind Tavares / Matthews. I think this will greatly improve the Leafs (as expected) since Kadri is a great shutdown forward. He seems to put up points, topping at 61 points and a -7 +/- rating that season. Last season, he ended up a +2 in the plus/minus category, which is no hidden fact that the team did well, making the playoffs for […]
Date sent: May 28, 2012 Date received: June 8, 2012 Total time: 11 days Total players responses: 538 Total 2012 responses: 141 A great return from Bobby Baun, Toronto Maple Leaf Alumni. Bobby played in the 50s, 60s and 70s in the NHL and had obviously helped the Leafs win cups in 1962, 1963, 1964, and 1967. Bobby was one of the hardest, cleanest hitting players of his time. Thanks for the autograph Bobby. It looks fantastic!
Date sent: April 16, 2012 Date received: May 4, 2012 Total time: 18 days Total players responses: 529 Total 2012 responses: 132 A quick 18 day turn around from Ben Scrivens, one half of the goaltending tandem in Toronto. He, alongside James Reimer will need to carry the workload until a deal gets done (perhaps with Roberto?). I’m super happy that he signed this card as this is my very first return from him. Thanks a lot Ben!
Date sent: April 26, 2012 Date received: September 10, 2012 Total time: 137 days Total players responses: 493 Total 2012 responses: 96 A nice return on this SP Authentics card by Dion Phaneuf. Dion is the current captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs and is probably one of the more consistent signers out there. Dion was a part of one of the greatest World Junior Teams, way back in 2005 (the time of the last lockout). Perhaps with this years’ […]
Date sent: April 14, 2012 Date received: April 25, 2012 Total time: 11 days Total players responses: 473 Total 2012 responses: 76 A nice return from Mr.Johnny Bower, which was expected as this is wasn’t my first return from him. He was one of the greatest goaltenders of his era and has won numerous awards, including the Vezina in 1961 and 1965. He helped the Leafs win the Stanley cup for 3 years in the 60s. Thanks for the auto […]
Date sent: February 9, 2011 Date received: March 23, 2012 Total time: 408 days Total players responses: 464 Total 2012 responses: 67 A nice return from Felix “the cat” Potvin. Felix was a good goaltender, playing in the 90s and 2000s. He played for team like Toronto, Vancouver, Boston, Los Angeles and New York (Islanders). He was drafted 31st overall in the 1990 entry draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs. He had played with the Leafs for 7 seasons before […]
Date sent: January 29, 2012 Date received: March 12, 2012 Total time: 15 days Total players responses: 431 Total 2012 responses: 34 Another former Canuck Darby Hendrickson signed this Maple Leafs rookie card for me. Darby is currently the assistant coach for the Minnesota Wild. Although Darby only played 40 games for the Canucks, I remember him as a good player (although not a top 6 forward). Thanks for the auto Darby!
Received IP: February 26th, 2012 Total players responses: 422 Total 2012 responses: 25 A beautiful autograph from a stud player in Jason Blake. Ok ok, I kid, but Jason was a decent player in the late 2000’s scoring a career high in points with the NY Islanders. I managed to get Jason’s auto while touring California with my girlfriend. I’m sure she was the one who got this one, as I’ve gotten Jason before. Regardless, I’m still always happy to […]
Date sent: October 11th, 2011 Date received: December 12th, 2011 Total time: 62 days Total players responses: 389 Total 2011 responses: 384 Retired 6th overall draft pick Vincent Damphousse signed this card, along side 2 others for me. He was part of the Montreal Canadiens run, and win, of the Stanley Cup in 1993. During the playoffs that year, Vincent tallied 23 points in 20 playoffs games. You’d think Vincent had a chance at the scoring title, with 97 points […]
Date sent: N/A Date received: October 7th, 2011 Total time: N/A days Total players responses: 325 Total 2011 responses: 320 A nice return by Mikhail Grabovsky has been on an upward trend in every season he’s played in the NHL (with the exception of 2009, when he dipped 13 points from his previous season). I’m hoping that he’ll be able to make a HUGE jump this year, as I have him in my hockey pool. Come on Grabo!
Date sent: August 4th, 2011 Date received: August 23rd, 2011 Total time: 19 days Total players responses: 297 Total 2011 responses: 292 Sweet! I got a great return from Leonard “Red” Kelly. I remember as a child, scratching my head and pushing up my glasses and wondering who Red was. Being a bit older and the powers of the Internet, I can now tell you readers that Red was an amazing player who helped the Leafs and Red Wings win […]
Date sent: June 28th, 2011 Date received: August 9th, 2011 Total time: 42 days Total players responses: 292 Total 2011 responses: 287 Another great return from one of Toronto’s finest, Wendel Clark. Clark is a former, 1st overall draft pick from the 1985 entry draft. He was captain of the Leafs, between 1991 – 1994, where I don’t believe (correct me if I’m wrong) he won any cups, but he did bring the Leafs to the post season in 1992, […]