Monday, December 24, 2012

Kris Versteeg

RECEIVED: 12-15-12


ADDY: C/O u of L

Stanley Cup Champ Kris Versteeg currently of the Florida Panthers organization is doing a little coaching during the lock out. Kris signed both of my score 11-12 cards in a quick 27 days. Versteeg the one time All-Star game participant was drafted 134th overall.  I have to say this is one of my top returns of the 12-13 ttm season. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Nikolai Khabibulin

RECEIVED: 12-13-12


ADDY: C/O Home

The Bulin Wall signed 4 of 4 and inscribed his number on all also. The Stanley Cup Champ, Multi-All-Star, Gold Medalist is currently with the Oil. This has to be my all time best goalie success and Nikolai by the way has beautiful signature. This is a great return from an all time great!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Macmillan "Mac" Carruth

Macmillan "Mac" Carruth (2-2)
RECEIVED: 11-26-12
ADDY: C/O Winterhawks

Mac Curruth is an american born goalie that is currently playing his Jr hockey with the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL.  Mac was drafted 191st by the Chicago Blackhawks.  The athletic goaltender (check out vid below for evidence) is playing in his last season in the WHL and so far has been dominating.  Last month Mac's GAA was 0.97 with a record of 9-0-0.  Last year Carruth set career highs in Wins with 42 and games played 63, both being franchise records in the Winterhawks organization.  Mac signed and inscribed his number on both cards.  This is a good return from a solid CHL goalie and Blackhawks prospect.  

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Travis Zajac

Travis Zajac (1-1)
RECEIVED: 10-1-12
ADDY: C/O Home

Travis Zajac is a center for the New Jersey Devils.  The UND Sioux product was taken 20th overall in th 2004 draft by his current team.  Zajac has established himself are a top center for the Devils.  Last year was shortened for the iron man, who before getting hurt played 401 consecutive games.  Zajac made it back for in time to help the Devils win the East and eventually loose to the Kings in 6 games in the Cup Finals.  In those playoffs Travis had 7 goals and 7 helpers.  Travis signed and inscribed my Jersey crest.  This is a great return!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Magnus Paajarvi

Magnus Paajarvi (3-3)
RECEIVED: 12-3-12

Magnus Svensson-Paajarvi was drafted 10th overall in the 2009 draft.  The speedy winger is known for he scoring ability and his top notch speed.  Magnus had a very good freshmen season in 10'-11' for the Oil,  but was hit with a little bit of a Sophomore slump last season and got off to a slow start and ended up finishing up in the AHL.  The Sophomore slump has happen to alot of good rookies in the past which always end up having a good third season in the NHL (great example Micheal Del Zotto).  I really think Magnus along with the elite talent the Oil have will be in the NHL asap and back to scoring goals and putting up better numbers than his Rookie season.  The Oilers have no accuses for the next couple years for under producing.  Magnus signed all three 11'-12' scores for the set for me along with inscribing his number 91 on all of them also.  This is a great return.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Carl Klingberg

Carl Klingberg (2-2)
RECEIVED: 11-26-12
ADDY: C/O IceCaps

Carl Klingberg was drafted 34th overall in the 2009 draft.  The big body winger is currently with the Jets organization.  Carl is a Top prospect winger for Winnipeg.  The Super Swede was thought to make the NHL roster this season out of training camp, but Betman and the great things he does for the NHL put that on the side burner for Klingberg.  Carl signed both of my cards with inscribing his number.  This was a great return and another card checked off for the 11-12 score set. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

James van Riemsdyk

James van Riemsdyk (4-4)
RECEIVED: 11-26-12
ADDY: C/O Home

James van Riemsdyk was drafted 2nd overall in the 2007 amateur draft  by the Flyers.  The USA born winger has spent 3 season's at the NHL.  JVR was involved in a big draft day trade which sent him packing to the Leafs. James numbers have been improving every year, even with his injury this year keeping him to only 48 games he still had 11 goals and 14 helpers.  van Riemsdyk is still very young and learning how to play with his 6'4" frame.  People got a look this playoffs of what his is able to do when he combines his offensive ability along with his size and strength.   James is going to have many good years to come in the NHL and I really think the Leafs made a good move bringing in the young talent.  Todays video is a welcome to Toronto JVR video, enjoy!   James signed all 4 items along with a Leafs jersey crest in silver.  JVR has a very simple signature ether you like it or hate it, but it is very distinctive and clean.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Oliver Ekman-Larsson (3-3)
RECEIVED: 12-1-12
ADDY: C/O AHL Pirates

Oliver Ekman-Larsson was drafted 6th overall in the 2009 draft by the Yotes.  This Super Swede had his first whole season at the NHL level last year scoring 32 points on 13 goals and 19 helpers.  OEL also chipped in 4 points during the Yotes historic run last year to the Western Conference Finals and to a loaded Pacific Conference Title.  Oliver is one of the top young Defensemen in the NHL today.  OEL has the tools to become a top pairing D-Man and an NHL All-Star in the near future.  This is a solid return from one the up and coming Blue-Liners in the game today! OEL signed and inscribed all three cards (one got a lil smudge on it), this is a high quality TTM return and one of my favorites of the 2012-13 Hockey TTM-ing season.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Tomáš Vokoun

Tomáš Vokoun (3-2)
RECEIVED: 11-9-12
ADDY: C/O Home

Tomas Vokoun was drafted 226th in the 1994 draft by the Habs.  The Czech net miner has 680 NHL games started with 287 wins.  Vokoun has been a little bit of a journeymen the last three years going from Florida to Washington now to Pittsburgh.  The 14 year NHL vet has only started 11 playoff games in his long career all 11 of those were during his time with the Preds.  Tomas signed both of my cards and added a card for me.  This is a great return from a quality NHL goalie.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Louis LeBlanc

Louis LeBlanc (4-4)
RECEIVED: 11-19-12
ADDY: C/O Bulldogs AHL

LOUUUUUUIE LEEEBlanc! was drafted 18th overall in the 2009 draft by the Habs.  LeBlanc has 42 games in the NHL with 5 goals and 5 helpers during that time.  LeBlanc is a top Prosepect in the Habs organization and in the League.  LeBlanc has the ability to be an explosive scoring threat at the NHL Level. Louis signed all four of my cards very nicely.  This is one of my favorite returns of the 2012-13 TTM season.  Enjoy the Clip below (sweet hands!)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Jonathan Blum

Jonathan Blum (1-1)
RECEIVED: 11-17-12
ADDY: C/O Admirals AHL

Jonathan Blum was the first ever player taken in the 1st round out of Southern California.  The LBC native was drafted 23rd overal by the Preds in 2007.  Blum is a top Blue-Line prospect in the Nashville organization.  Jonathan played his Jr's hockey for the Vancouver Giants of the WHL.  In Blum's NHL career he has 56 games played with 15  points and 6 of those being goals.  With Suter leaving Smashville for the great State of Minnesota, I see this as a big opportunity for Blum to grab him self a NHL roster Spot for the Preds and being a full time NHL-er.  Blum very nicely signed and inscribed his number on the 2011-12 Score Rookie card.  This was a good return from a good Defensemen with a bright future.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Boone Jenner

Boone Jenner (2-2)
RECEIVED: 11-13-12
ADDY: C/O Oshawa

Boone Jenner a 2nd round pick by the Blue Jackets is currently (due to the lock out ) playing with his Jr's Team the Oshawa Generals of the OHL.  Jenner is a top prospect in the Blue Jackets organization.  Jenner is known as a physical (see video below) two-way forward that has a very accurate slapper.  Boone signed and inscribed both of the Cards perfectly. This is a great return from a talented foreward.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ryan Johansen

Ryan Johansen (4-4)
RECEIVED: 11-07-12
ADDY: C/O Springfield

Ryan Johansen was drafted 4th overall in the 2010 draft by the Jackets.  The Winterhawk product last year was selected to the All-Star games as one of the Young Guns and participated in multiple events for team Chara.  In his first 67 games for the Jackets who finnished last in the NHL last year, Ryan put up 21 points centering Ryan Russell and Derek Dorsett.  This Prospect has shown  he can produce points in the best league in the world and I see his career being very long and successful at the NHL level.  This was a great return for a young star.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Aaron Ness

Aaron Ness (1-1)
RECEIVED: 10-20-12
ADDY: C/O Sound Tigers

Aaron Ness was drafted 40th overall in the 2nd round of the 2008 draft.  The Minnesota Golden Gopher product is known as an Offensive minded D-Man with nice hands and good top end speed.  Aaron will be entering his 2nd full season at the Professional level.  Ness is a top 10 Blue-Liner product for the Isles organization having 9 games at the NHL level.  Ness signed and inscribed the card with his number 55.  

Friday, November 23, 2012

Paul Postma

Paul Postma (1-1)
RECEIVED: 11-07-12
ADDY: C/O IceCaps

Paul Postma was drafted in 7th round out of the Sift Current Broncos.  The 6 foot 3 Blue-Liner is currently in the Jets organization playing with there AHL affiliate St, Johns IceCaps.  Postma in the opinion of Jet's writers is on the verge of breaking into the NHL as a full timer.  The Red Deer native signed the very sharp looking Score Rookie very nicely. Overall this is a good return from a nice prospect.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Eddie Lack

Eddie Lack (2-2)
RECEIVED: 11-07-12
ADDY: C/O Chicago Wolves

The 6 foot 5 inch Swed, is the number one goalie prospect in the Vancouver organization.  Lack is in his third season playing in North America.  For being a large goalie Lack moves very well side to side and covers the bottom of the net very well.  Eddie signed both Victory Rookies along with inscribing his number 31 on both cards.  This is a great return from the Swedish product.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw (4-4)
RECEIVED: 10-27-12
ADDY: C/O Ice Hogs

Andew Shaw the 139th pick in the 2011 draft came out of no where last season when he was brought up to the big club and provided 23 points in 37 games for the Hawks along with 3 play off games for the young forward.  Shaw didn't wait long to make an impact for the Hawks.  In the first 3 minutes in his first NHL game he dropped the mitts with young Philly enforcer Zac "Rhino" Rinaldo and  24 minutes after that early in the 2nd Period, Shaw recorded his first goal on a back hander from Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith.  Shaw has shown he can do a-lot for the Hawks at the NHL level.  As soon as the Lockout is lifted I don't see Shaw spend much or any time at the AHL level.  Andrew signed and inscribed all four of my cards very nicely.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Derrick Pouliot

Derrick Pouliot (3-3)
RECEIVED: 10-20-12
ADDY: C/O Winterhawks

Derrick Pouliot was drafted 8th overall in in the 2012 draft by the Pens.  The draft pick was apart of the Suter and Staal trade.  The Offensive D-man scored 79 points in 72 games last season for the Winterhawks and this year has 23 points in 22 games.  Pouliot signed my photo's along with inscribing his number 51 to them.  This was a great return from a future NHL star??

Friday, November 16, 2012

Brandon Dubinsky

Brandon Dubinsky (4-4)
RECEIVED: 10-27-12
ADDY: C/O Alaska Aces

Brandon Dubinsky was drafted 60th overall in the 2004 draft by the Rangers.  The Portland Winterhawk product spent 6 seasons playing for the Blue Shirts and was dealt in the Rick Nash trade this summer.  Dubinsky is an all around solid NHL-er. He can put the puck in the net and then next shift "Drop the Mitts" to pick up the team. Dubinsky has traveled back home during the lockout and is playing for his home town Aces.  Brandon signed all four of my cards along with inscribing his number.  This is a top shelf return. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Korbinian Holzer

Korbinian Holzer (1-1)
RECEIVED: 10-23-12
ADDY: C/O Marlies

Korbinian was drafted in 2006 by the Leafs.  The German product played in the DEL until 09-10 season.  In two seasons in North America, Holzer has spent most of his time bouncing between the AHL and NHL.  The big blue-liner is known to be more of a defensive d-man, and is a Top defensemen prospect in the Leafs organization.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Brandon Saad

Brandon Saad (3-3)
RECEIVED: 10-26-12
ADDY: C/O Ice Hogs

Saad was drafted 43rd overall in the 2011 Draft by the Hawks.  Brandon has played 2 regular season games and 2 playoff games (has one helper in the playoffs) for the Hawks last year after his OHL season with the Saginaw Spirit.  Saad is a big body forward and is rated as the number one prospect at Left Wingerin the Chicago Organization.  Saad signed all three of my cards along with the number according to the picture on the card.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Nino Niederreiter

Nino Niederreiter (3-3)
RECEIVED: 10-15-12
ADDY: C/O Islanders

El Nino was drafted 5th overall by the Islanders in the 2010 Draft.  The Portland Winterhawk product has been tearing it up as of late in the AHL with 13 points in 11 games for the Sound Tigers.  Nino had a rough Rookie season though.  Some can argue it was due to the Islanders Organization brought Niederretier up before he was ready and also who he was playing with on his line.  I see Nino to continue ripping it up in the AHL until the lockout is lifted where he will join the NHL club.  Nino's numbers should climb considerably from his Rookie Year in the NHL. He is a great scoring talent and will continue to show it as he learns to grow at the NHL level.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Curtis Lazar

Curtis Lazar (3-3)
RECEIVED: 10-29-12
ADDY: C/O Oil Kings

Curtis Lazar is a Center for the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL.  Lazar has been rated anywhere from top 5 to top 10 in the Draft Prospects for the 2013 NHL Draft.  With the Oil Kings this season the forward has 12 points in 17 games and 8 of those lighting the lamp.  Curtis signed and inscribed his number all three cards, which all turned out great.  This is a great return from a big time prospect. Thank you Curtis.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Jimmy Howard

Jimmy Howard (3-3)
RECEIVED: 10-13-12
ADDY: C/O Home

Jimmy Howard was drafted 64th overall in the 2003 draft by the Red Wings.  The American born goalie has over a 100 wins in his 6 year NHL career.  The 2012 NHL All-Star has spent his entire career with the Red Wings organization.  Jimmy signed and inscribed his number according to card, to all three of the cards I sent.  This is a great return from a solid starting goalie in the NHL.  Thank you Mr. Howard