In all honesty, and that's how I roll, there's no reason to complain when Colin racks up 17 members of the Montreal Canadiens organization on his latest team sheet, like he did Wednesday when the Habs were in Hockey Bay.
But when a player like Montreal defenseman Andrei Markov shoots down a kid's request, especially after he signed a handful for adults, I can't help but wonder what goes into his thought process:
~ Does Markov really believe these sheets end up on eBay? (They don't, as we have all 82--dating to 2005--tucked into a three-ring binder);
~ Does Markov find these unworthy of his signature? (Gee, I hope not, as Colin gets a number of compliments from other NHL players); or
~ Was Markov just in a hurry and didn't want to get caught up in a scrum of hounds after stopping to sign? (That's what I'm thinking)
Oh, well, we're happy with those who did take the time to sign, from left: Travis Moen, Max Pacioretty, Benoit Pouliot, Romas Hamrlik, Paul Mara, Kirk Muller, Jacques Martin, Sergei Kostitsyn, Glen Metropolit, Tomas Plekanic, Maxim Lapierre, Carey Price, Jaroslav Halak, Josh Gorges, Jaroslav Spacek, Matt D'Agostini and Ryan O'Byrne.
The others who Colin missed -- including Mike Cammalleri, Brian Gionta and Scott Gomez -- all opted to take the hotel van to the morning skate.