Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Preparation pays off
Anyone who's ever been a part of the Boy Scouts knows that the organization's motto is "Be Prepared." Tuesday morning, as I waited for the Atlanta Thrashers to head out for a morning skate, that advice paid off.
Though my hounding bag was full of item for the Thrashers, I'd tucked away a couple of pucks and a team jumbo card just in case Tampa Bay Lightning players staying at the team's hotel passed by.
Sure enough, a couple did. Newly acquired defenseman Lukas Krajicek signed a couple pucks (shown above) as we talked about differences between Vancouver and Humidity Bay, namely mountains and trees.
Shortly thereafter, defensman Janne Niskala, another new face in the Lightning lineup, signed the card. With hindsight being 20/20, I should've used a silver Sharpie on it. The blue blends right in.