Through the hounding grapevine, we'd heard that the Philadelphia Flyers were a team willing to give up sticks for the asking. It helped, of course, if the request came from a child. So, with that mind, we put that intel to the test.
As you can see, it was pretty accurate, as Colin scored not one, but two sticks from members of the Flyers organization. And, to be honest, they were pretty sweet snags:
Jeff Carter, one of the first players off the ice, was the first one to hand over a stick to Colin.
James van Riemsdyk, a former University of New Hampshire Wildcats player, also made a little kid's day.
It gets even better, too, as Mikayla, one of Hound Central 5.0 correspondent Moody's daughters, also took home of pair of sticks. Hers came from Aaron Asham (a Christmas present from Colin, as Asham handed him the stick) and Simon Gagne.
All four players signed, too, even personalizing at the kids' requests, as they walked back to the team's hotel following the morning skate.