Friday, June 29, 2012

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown (2-2)
RECEIVED: 6-21-12
ADDY: C/O home

Dustin Brown was drafted 13th overall in the 2003 draft by the Kings. Brown is the captain of the 2012 Stanley Cup champions Los Angeles Kings the lowest seeded team to ever win the cup (8th seed).  Dustin is an american born winger that not only plays aggressive hard hitting D but also is very athletic and can light the lamp at any time.  Brown had a great playoffs this year with 20 points in 20 games played.  Brown is one of my favorite forwards to watch in the game today.  The 2009 All-Star game participant is only the second American captain to ever win the Cup.  Dustin signed my 8x10 (scan came out weird) and a Heroes and Prospects card along with inscribing his number 23.  Thank you Mr. Brown. 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Kevin Shattenkirk

Kevin Shattenkirk (3-3)
RECEIVED: 5-23-12
ADDY: C/O home

Kevin Shattenkirk the American on blue liner was drafted 17th overall in the 2007 draft by the Av's.  In February 2011 he and Chris Stewart were both traded to St. Louis.  Kevin had a 43 point season this year and is one of my favorite your D-men in the league and is one of the better two way defensemen out there.  Kevin signed and inscribed his number on two photos and a GU Heroes and Prospects card, and all of them turned out perfect!  Thank you Kevin!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Craig Anderson

Craig Anderson (4-4)
RECEIVED: 5-26-12

Craig Anderson was drafted 73rd overall in the 2001 draft.  The USA born goaltender had a good season this year taking the number one seeded NYR to 7 games with the eight seeded Ottawa Senators.  Anderson is a great signer and always a class act on and off the ice.  Craig signed all four cards of mine and inscribed his number in each according to team.  Thank you Mr. Anderson

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Joe Thornton

Joe Thornton (1-2)
RECEIVED: 5-26-12
ADDY: C/O Sharks

Joe Thornton was taken 1st overall in the 1997 Amateur draft by the Bruins.  The six time All-Star game participant has two thirds of the Triple Gold missing only Lord Stanley's Cup.  Joe spent the first half of his career in Boston until being traded to San Jose.  The two time 1st team All-Star signed my card in blue thin sharpie along with his number, the card was also returned in great shape.  Thank you Mr. Thornton.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Andrew Brunette

Andrew Brunette (2-2)
RECEIVED: 6-14-12
ADDY: C/O Home

Drafted back in the 1993 Amateur draft the winger has been a little bit of a journeymen in the NHL.  Andrew spent the most time in one spot with the Wild (two stints).  Andrew is known throughout the league as a physical and very durable player.  His scoring has went down as he has got into the latter stages of his career but at one time score 83 points with the Av's in the 06'-07' season.  Andrew is currently with the Hawks  Andrew signed all four of my cards perfect and inscribed his number 15 on all of them annnnd returned them in a very quick 8 days.  Thank you Mr. Brunette.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Alexander Burmistrov

Alexander Burmistrov (1-1)
RECEIVED: 6-8-12

Drafted 8th overall in the 2010 Amateur Draft Alexander Burmistrov has spent to seasons at the NHL Level for the Atlanta Thrashers now Winnipeg Jets organization.  The young Russian Centre has a lot of upside to his future based on play making ability and scoring ability.  I received this card in a trade with Brad  from you tube, go check him out.  Thanks Brad!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Eric Staal

Eric Staal (2-2)
RECEIVED: 5-24-12
ADDY: C/O Canes

Eric Staal the 2nd overall pick of Canes in the 2003 Amatuer draft.  The Canes Captain was the 23rd member of the Triple Gold Club (Gold in the Olympics, World Champion, and Lord Stanley's Cup Champion.  Staal has also participated in the All-Star game 4 times along with being the MVP of the game in 07-08.  Eric signed both of my cards along with inscribing his number. This was one of the first batches I sent before I started to powder my cards, but i got lucky and the cards turned out great.  Great success from the better of the fours Staal brothers??  Thank you Mr. Staal.

Monday, June 18, 2012

David Booth

David Booth (3-3)
RECEIVED: 6-8-12
ADDY: C/O Home

The American born Left Winger was drafted 53rd overall in 2004 by the Panthers in the amateur draft.  Booth is currently with the Vancouver Canucks.  David was traded from the Panthers early in the 11'-12' season.  Booth made himself right at home with his former teammate Ryan Kesler on the second line nicknamed the "American Express".  David was hit with an knee injury but still managed 36 points in 56 games for the Canucks, along with only one point this post season.  In his first year in Vancouver he was voted team's most exciting player.  David signed all three of my cards in very fast time from his Home.  Thank you Mr. Booth. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson (4-4)
RECEIVED: 6-14-12
ADDY: C/O Home

Jack Johnson was drafted 3rd overall in the 2005 draft by the Canes.  Jack was apart of a Blockbuster Trade Deadline trade with the Blue Jackets that sent Jeff Carter to the LA (Big Help in the winning the Cup).  The USA born Defensemen  is one of my favorite Blueliners in the NHL today.  If Columbus wants to get back to the winning they made a good deal with sending Carter off and adding Johnson a young D-man they can build around.  The  Shattuck-Saint Mary's (MN) product signed all four of my cards and inscribed his #3 in all of them.  Johnson also wrote on the postie note attached to the return envelope "Your Welcome JJ" right where I said thank you for your time (classy move).  Thank you Mr. Johnson.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

James van Riemsdyk

James van Riemsdyk (3-3)
RECEIVED: 6-2-12
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.  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.  James signed all three of my cards and inscribed his number on all three.  Thank you James.


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mike Knuble

Mike Knuble 4-4
RECEIVED: 5-24-12
TOTAL DAYS: 84 days
ADDY: C/O Caps 

The Canadian Right Winger was drafted in 1991 by the Wings and has been at the NHL level since 1995.  Currently Mike is playing with the Caps.  Knuble has one Cup Ring when he was apart of the Red Wings in the 97-98 season.  Mike's scoring dropped off a little bit this year and now is currently a unrestricted free agent,  curious to see Knuble's future in the NHL for 12-13' season, he has been a solid player in the League for a long time.  Mike signed all four of my cards and inscribed his number on each one.  Thank you Mr. Knuble.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

John LeClair

John LeClair (2-2)
RECEIVED: 4-27-12
ADDY: C/O Home

John LeClair was drafted back in 1987.  The Five time All-Star and All-Star Game participant played most of his career and is best known for playing with the Flyers.  John was one of my favorite players when I was real young.  LeClairs last season was the 2006-2007 with the Pens.  John signed both of my photo's and inscribed his number 10 in both.  This is a great return from one of my Favorites.  Thank you Mr. LeClair.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Stephen Weiss

Stephen Weiss (4-4)
RECEIVED: 2-28-12
ADDY: C/O Home

Stephen Weiss the 4th overall pick in the 2001 Amateur draft, has spent his entire NHL career in the Panthers organization.  The ALT captain, led his Panthers to a Southwest Division crown and nearly a 1st round win, losing in 7 in OT to the Eastern Conf. champs NJ.  Stephen is a a hard worker along with a great ability to put the puck in the net.  Weiss signed all four of my cards and were returned in great shape.  Thank you Mr. Weiss.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Hal Gill

Hal Gill (2-2)
RECEIVED: 5-29-12
ADDY: C/O Home

Hal Gill the 6 foot 7 inch point man is an american born player currently with the Nashville Predators.  The Power play kill machine was a Stanley Cup champ in 2009 with the Pens before being signed by the Habs to a two year 4.5 mil contact.  This year Hal was apart of a trade deadline deal that sent him to Nashville.  Mr. Gill returned both OPC's that i sent him and signed them both in blue sharpie.  Both cards were returned in great shape and he was kind enough and paid for the postage because I sent to his old home addy in PA and the letter came back from Canada.  This was a nice return from a good vet!  Thank you Mr. Gill.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sean Couturier

Sean Couturier (2-2)
RECEIVED: 5-11-12
ADDY: C/O Flyers

Sean Couturier if you didnt know him during the regular season , you definitively know him now as the Chase for Lord Stanley's Cup is coming to an end.  Sean was drafted 8th overall by the Flyers in the2011 amateur draft in St. Paul this summer.  Sean had a good year capped off by a Playoff hat trick vs the Pens.  Sean I have to believe is one of the new up and coming Stars in the NHL. Sean signed both my 8x10's and inscribed his number accordingly (one NHL, one Quebec Major Jr League).  Both Photo's came out great.  Thank you Sean.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Jonathan Toews

Jonathan Toews (1-1)
RECEIVED: 5-14-12
ADDY: C/O Hawks

Jonathan Toews was the 3rd overall pick in the 2006 amateur draft.  The Hawk's Captain a 3 time All-Star participant and the youngest player ever to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as a captain and the 2nd youngest to ever win it.  JT led the Hawks to a Stanley in 2010 and continues to be one of the young superstars in the League today.  Jon signed my 08-09 Victory in black sharpie and inscribed his number 19.  Thank you Mr. Toews.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Matt Cullen

Matt Cullen (2-2)
RECEIVED: 6-1-12
ADDY: C/O His Foundation 

Matt Cullen the Minnesota Native was drafted 35 overall by the Duck in 1996.  Matt is currently with the Minnesota Wild.  I have to say Matt Cullen is one of the class acts in the league today.  Cullen was a big contributor in the2006 season for the Canes where he had 18 points in there Stanley Cup campaign year.  Matt signed one card (tiny smudge) and a Captain Assistant "A" for me and also inscribed his number 7 on each.  This is a very unique return from one of my favorites in the game today.  Thanks Mr. Cullen