Wednesday, August 27, 2008
A few keepers
It was nice to see Tampa Bay goalie Mike Smith taking part in this morning's informal practice over in Brandon, diving across the goal mouth to make a save and working on his stickhandling skills.
It was even nicer, though, when he signed the Tampa Bay Lightning and Utah Grizzlies pucks, shown above, as well as a Lightning mini goalie mask, at left, following the session.
I would've had a Dallas Stars puck for him, too, had Dallas' Brad Richards not taken part in the practice.
For the record, the Grizzlies puck was the 1,550th of the collection.