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Thursday, August 21, 2014

This Day in NHL History 1984 Aug 21

August 21

Toronto signed Rocky Saganiuk as a free agent.

Maple Leafs postcard

Obtained blue ink sig IP.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

This Day in NHL History 1982 Aug 20

August 20

Don Lever was named as the New Jersey Devils' first Team Captain.

84/85 OPC #112

Obtained blue ink sig IP.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

This Day in NHL History 1994 Aug 19

Late posting todays segment. Rogers service was down. No phone, no TV and no internet connection. One bonus was a short work day. Since I work from home, I need internet. Couldn't go into the office as someone had to be here to talk to the service guys. They're doing some road construction about a kilometer away. Cut the trunk line and there were outages here and there in the area. Problem fixed. End result--me working about 2 1/2 hrs today

So, without further ado, 

August 19

Montreal Canadiens traded veteran Guy Carbonneau to the St. Louis Blues, in exchange for Jim Montgomery.

84/85 OPC #257

Obtained blue ink sig IP.

Monday, August 18, 2014

This Day in NHL History 1986 Aug 18

August 18

Toronto obtained Mike Allison from the NY Rangers, in exchange for Walt Poddubny.

87/88 Leaf P.L.A.Y. card # 18

Obtained black sharpie sig IP.

Another item from the Flashback column in the local paper.

50 years ago 1964
The Big Chief of hockey, George Armstrong, captain of Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team, was presented with a lacrosse stick at the Ohsweken Community Hall by Norman Thomas on behalf of the Six Nations elected council. Mr. Armstrong's visit was part of a tour of reserves across Ontario, sponsored by the Ontario department of lands and forests.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

IP Success Aug 17

Despite my problems in not attending Hockey Night in Brantford and not getting some autographs, I did manage to have success yesterday.
As any of my followers that do hound know, you have to keep your ears and eyes open for those opportunities. On Friday, I saw this ad in The Hamilton Spectator.

  Now Hamilton is a short distance away (44 km/27 miles). My mother in Hamilton has been a long time subscriber to the paper and each year at Christmas, they allow you to name someone to receive a free one year subscription. So, along with the local paper, I can see whats happening elsewhere (hello Hamilton Bulldogs). This innocuous little ad at the bottom of the sports section did catch my attention. An appearance by Cam Talbot, NYR backup goalie at ON ICE Goaltending School.

I did a quick search and didn't find any cards of his that I had. It was time for my old friend Google to help me. Found some images and printed up some 4 x 6 's to get signed. I got there a little later than 11:00 and went to the room where he was. It appears he gave a clinic in the morning and the participants and their parents were talking to him and asking questions. Some were tips regarding on-ice  play (see how I worked the name in here) and some off-ice questions. A few things I learned about him.

He grew up a Montreal Canadiens and Patrick Roy fan.
His wife is from Dallas but they have bought a home in this area.
He started playing organized hockey around the age of 7 and didn't become a full time goaltender until the age of 10. 

There was around 15-20 people there, parents and kids. Some of them already had mini-sticks, pictures and jerseys/hats signed. After about an hour, the crowd dwindled down and I got these signed.

He was kind of impressed that I made these up. He had also brought with him his pads, gloves and the Stadium Series mask that I had printed up. He was great with the kids , even trying to coax the shy ones to ask questions. Awesome time and I was glad to snag some signatures for my ever growing collection.  Wonder when the next chance will appear.

This Day in NHL History 1992 Aug 17

August 17

New York Islanders named Don Maloney as their new General Manager, replacing Bill Torrey.

84/85 OPC #147

Obtained blue sharpie auto IP.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

This Day in NHL History 1979 Aug 16

August 16

St. Louis Blues signed Joe Mullen as a free agent after his college career at Boston College. Mullen went on to become the highest scoring U.S. born player in NHL history.

84/85 OPC # 188

Received blue sharpie sig TTM.