It's like I said in my most recent Sunday morning homily: only through effort comes reward. That's why I was proud of Colin for attempting to draw the New York Rangers' Liberty head logo for his team sheet.
Granted, it would have been far easier for him to draw the Rangers' traditional crested logo. But, no, he wanted to try his hand at the more difficult logo. And, after snagging autographs from 16 players and coaches on his team sheet, it's safe to say, at least from where I'm sitting, that he was rewarded.
So, who signed for the young man before and after the team's morning skate last Friday? How about these guys, fom left: Henrik Lundqvist, Marian Gaborik, Steve Valiquette, Donald Brashear, Matt Gilroy, Jim Schoenfeld, Enver Lisin, John Tortorella, Brian Boyle, PA Parenteau, Bobby Sanguinetti, Wade Redden, Michal Rozsival, Vinny Prospal, Ales Kotalik and Artem Anisimov.
Those also signing cards, among the 40 autographs that day, were:
Top row: Brian Boyle, Marian Gaborik and Ales Kotalik;
Middle row: Enver Lisin, Henrik Lundqvist and Vinny Prospal; and
Bottom row: Wade Redden, Michal Rozsival and Steve Valiquette
~ Also snagging two pucks and a jumbo card from Henrik Lundqvist; and
~ Having Marian Gaborik sign a pair of pucks, though silver paint pen issues resurfaced.