Tuesday, February 9, 2010

He's a big star now

It wasn't all that long ago, that Vancouver's Ryan Kesler didn't bat an eyelash at signing more than one item. A lot, I have to say, has changed since then.

Like Canucks teammate Kyle Wellwood, Kesler took part in the 2005 American Hockey League All Star Classic in Manchester, N.H.

Over the course of the two-day event, Kesler signed a trio of pucks and a game program as his folks, who flew into town for the weekend, watched with big, warm smiles.

On Wednesday, I was happy to have him sign this U.S.A. souvenir puck for me. Earlier today, though, I was left wondering why he wouldn't sign a single autograph for anyone, saying that he'd already signed for everyone.

Excuse me, young man, but that wasn't the case. There were a few people who, indeed, didn't make it out Wednesday. The majority, too, weren't dealers. Hard to believe, isn't it, that he couldn't spare 60 seconds to sign maybe a dozen more autographs?


  1. Those international pucks look real sharp!

    That blue ink just adds to it.

    Very nice.

  2. I have to thank Devils GM Lou Lamoriello for the idea of using a blue paint pen. When he signed this one, he started with a silver paint pen and said the signature wouldn't stand out. So, I switched to the blue paint pen.