Friday, February 20, 2009

The bear facts

There was a time, a long, long time ago, when I never would have believed we'd end up with a teddy bear wearing a New Jersey Devils uniform covered in signatures from NHL players. Thanks to Colin's aunties down here in Hockey Bay, though, that's just the case.

Yesterday, before the Devils tangled with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Colin added another five players to "Fire," his name for the bear: Martin Brodeur, Bobby Holik, Brian Rolston, Mike Rupp and Anssi Salmela. All told, 15 players have signed Fire.

So, who else is on Fire?

Front (from left): Brian Gionta, David Clarkson, Colin White, Brodeur, Holik, Paul Martin, John Madden, Rolston and Salmela.

Back (from left): Rupp, Dainius Zubrus, Sergei Brylin, Jamie Langenbrunner, Patrick Elias and Zach Parise.

Take a look at those skates, will you. They're a hoot, if you ask me. Fire also has gloves and a stick, but I had to remove them to show the front of the jersey.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

I have the same exact bear but with the older green, red, and white jersey. They only made about 500 in 92' but mine has been kept in the same original bag. This is the first time I've seen a person on the net with a similar bear.