Saturday, March 18, 2006

Kids ... Gotta love 'em

After collecting just five autographs this morning at the Tampa Bay Lightning's practice facility, I've come to two conclusions:

1.) Never go hounding on a Saturday at a rink where a youth league tournament is taking place.

2.) The best hounding, I believe, takes place during weekdays, when said youngsters are in school and other, ahem, collectors are working.

I may not have gotten many today, but I did score some quality items:

1.) Vincent Lecavalier and Ruslan Fedetenko, who scored the Bolts' Cup-winning goal, on a Lightning mini helmet.

2.) Fredrik Modin, riding a wicked cool Harley, on a game-used stick.

3.) A Springfield Falcons and cheap skate cards of Evgeny Artuykhin, a Tampa Bay fan favorite, especially after he whacked Ottawa's Antoine Vermette in the head with his own helmet.

Up next, the New York Islanders at one of Tampa's ritziest hotels. The weather calls for mostly sunny skies, a high near 80 and a slight breeze. Oh, to be back in Boston, eh?

5 Comments:

Anonymous Jaci said...

Eh. I think it was in the 30s here with a chilly breeze. If Dan LaCouture says it's cold, then it's definitely cold. Wasn't too crowded for a Sunday.

I only got this picture autographed by Murray. I wouldn't mind seeing Vinny though.

10:24 PM  
Anonymous Jaci said...

Oops. It was really this picture. Didn't realize I had two. :)

10:25 PM  
Blogger slegr_71 said...

I wouldn't mind 80 degree weather right about now. But it wasn't so bad yesterday that I minded waiting for the last player I needed on my jersey (which was Marty Reasoner, btw.)

11:07 PM  
Blogger slegr_71 said...

I wouldn't mind 80 degree weather right about now. But it wasn't so bad yesterday that I minded waiting for the last player I needed on my jersey (which was Marty Reasoner, btw.)

11:07 PM  
Blogger slegr_71 said...

I wouldn't mind 80 degree weather right about now. But it wasn't so bad yesterday that I minded waiting for the last player I needed on my jersey (which was Marty Reasoner, btw.)

11:08 PM  

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