Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Carter Ashton TTM Success

Mailed:  2/13/2013
Received:  05/29/2013
Days:  105
c/o: Toronto Marlies

Carter is the son of former NHL journeyman, Brent Ashton.  He was a 1st round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning.  He has played 15 games for the Toronto  Maple Leafs, registering 0 points.  He played this entire season for the Marlies, and had 19 points in 53 games to show for it.  He added another 5 points in 9 playoff games.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Ottawa Senators In Person

I was fortunate enough to get huge discounted tickets for the Habs vs Sens playoff game in Ottawa last night.  I won't get into the results of the game as I could go on a wild tangent on how terrible the officiating was in that game.  Anyways, I am a HUGE Habs fan, but the Senators have always been a number 2 team for me.  Their games are more attainable that the Canadiens, and I can afford to go there.  I also have tons of family in Ottawa and it is only a 2 hour drive from my hometown to get there.  I just can't cheer for them against the Canadiens.  I can give some credit to their system and their work ethic over the course of the series, but last night, was all the officiating, both on and off the ice.  Anyway, we always attempt to get autographs when we go to games, so this is what we were able to get.

Mika Zibanejad signed card.  He scored the first goal for the Senators.  He kicked it in, and somehow they allowed it.  (CRAP)
Chris Phillips.
Erik Condra.
Kyle Turris.  He scored the game winner in OT, after the tying goal was scored by crashing into Price and injuring him. (CRAP)
Sergei Gonchar.
Matt Kassian.
Colin Greening.
Marc Methot.
Zack Smith.
Jared Cowen signed jersey card.
I also got Eric Gryba and Patrick Wiercioch to sign my Senators mini helmet.