For the past few weeks or so, Moody, Hound Central 5.0's primary correspondent, has been telling me I need to start working photos. Given that I'm starting to run out of NHL players to put on pucks, he has a good point.
They're much lighter, easier to handle and aren't as expensive. So, yes, I see the benefits.
Still, though, I'll be sticking primarily with cards, pucks, and, yes, the occasional photo, for the rest of the 2009-10 hockey-hounding campaign. Moody, on the other hand, is a photo machine, racking up at least a half dozen 8x10s every time he hounds a team.
Here's a look at our combined efforts on Thursday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs traveled to Hockey Bay:
Defenseman Garnet Exelby, on a wallpaper image from his days down in Dixie;
Goalie Jonas Gustavsson, in a pretty neat image;
Winger Niklas Hagman, on the lone photo I got signed;
Defenseman Tomas Kaberle, which Colin got signed at the gametime bus;
Defenseman Jay Rosehill, shown with the AHL's Springfield Falcons during his time in the Tampa Bay Lightning organization;
Defenseman Luke Schenn, on a wallpaper image celebrating his draft status;
Winger Lee Stempniak, from his days in St. Louis;
Goalie Vesa Toskala; and
Coach Ron Wilson, left, shown with Toronto GM Brian Burke, in happier days.