Sunday, December 7, 2008

A whole bunch of Bruins

At first glance, an untrained eye, or a newbie visitor to Hound Central 4.0, might not be impressed with the quality of autographs shown in this post. But don't let these two pucks from Boston's David Krejci fool you.

Sometimes, first impressions aren't always correct.

Want to know why? It's simple, I tell you. Whenever you can add 65 autographs to the collection, including some from your son's favorite player and a couple of Hall of Famers, you've been rewarded for your two days worth of effort.

Among those signing a few cards before game time Thursday were Marc Savard, left, and Dennis Wideman.

Now, those keeping score at home should take note that I got my fanny handed to me, once again, by the youngest, and quickly becoming the best, hound in the house. Of the 65 autographs, I contributed only 19, though that meager sum included 10 pucks.

As a whole, however, the three trips made to hound the Bruins produced these gems:

~ memorable moments with Colin's best NHL buddy, Patrice Bergeron;
~ a couple of pucks from Hall of Famer Cam Neely;
~ getting blue Sharpie on John Bucyk's thumbnail;
~ a Bruins jersey signed by 23 members of the team and organization;
~ Bruins and Vancouver Giants pucks from Milan Lucic;
~ a trivia quiz, so to speak, from Matt Hunwick; and
~ a sweet jersey card from Mark Stuart.

Hopefully, we'll be able to scrounge up a few more items by February, when the Bruins come back to Hockey Bay.

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