At this point of the season, with only a handful of games left to go, a hound's time is better spent mopping up stray items for a team rather than kicking off projects. That's the approach we took last Friday, when Colin and I hounded the New York Rangers.
Rather than work a team helmet, jersey or stick, we used items on hand and ready to go to add another 43 autographs, including these pucks from Ryan Callahan, left, on the U.S.A. souvenir puck, and Marian Gaborik, who signed the Wild puck
Among those signing cards were:
Top row: Artem Anisimov, Michael Del Zotto and Brandon Dubinsky;
Middle row: Anders Eriksson, Daniel Girardi and Brandon Prust; and
Bottom row: Wade Redden, Jody Shelley and Marc Staal.
I missed getting Michael Del Zotto to sign this cheap skate card on the Rangers' first trip to Hockey Bay this season. This trip, though, was different.
Other highlights from a half-day of hounding:
~ Colin loading up another team sheet;
~ Calling an audible for goalie Henrik Lundqvist; and
~ Adding another pair of cards to the Threads project.