Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Aaron Ekblad IP

I went to the Toronto Sportscard and Memorabilia Fall Expo and Aaron Ekblad was doing a signing at the In The Game area.  It was free, or you could buy one of these oversized cards for $5.  He was the OHL rookie of the year last year, and is the only defenceman to ever received exceptional status with permission to play in the OHL and enter the draft at age 15.  He won't be draft eligible until 2014.  He has 18 points in 26 games this season with the Barrie Colts.  Look out for this kid to be a high draft pick in 2014.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sven Baertschi TTM Success

Mailed:  11/02/2012
Received:  11/19/2012
Days:  17
c/o: Abbotsford Heat

Sven has 14 points in 15 games so far this year with the Heat.  After a stellar WHL season last year, he was brough up by the Flames at the end of the year.  He had 3 goals in 5 games.  The 2011 1st round pick is poised to do great things in the NHL, once play resumes.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Louis Leblanc TTM Success

Mailed:  10/30/2012
Received:  11/16/2012
Days:  17
c/o: Hamilton Bulldogs

Louis would be playing in Montreal this year if not for the lockout.  He had 10 points last year in 45 games in 2011-12 with the Habs.  He has only played in 3 games with the Bulldogs this year, but has 2 goals.  Its always nice to add an auto of a Habs prospect!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Matt Puempel FAIL

I sent to Ottawa Senators' prospect, Matt Puempel, care of the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL.  I received a form letter back from the Rangers, stating that they don't allow their players to respond to mail in autograph requests.  That is really sad that a junior team would do that.  So, to anyone who has thought about writing to the Rangers, don't waste the stamps.