Thursday, March 27, 2014

George Parros TTM Success

Mailed:  2/26/2014
Received:  3/25/2014
Days:  27
c/o: Montreal Canadiens

George Parros has been a great addition to the Habs.  He is one tough customer for sure!  He does a ton of charity work around Montreal already and he has only been there 1 season.  I hope he sticks around a while.

Grant Clitsome TTM Success

Mailed:  1/2/2014
Received:  3/25/2014
Days:  82
c/o: Winnipeg Jets

Grant Clitsome is out for the rest of the season.  He had 12 points in 32 games with the Jets before getting injured.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Ottawa Senators In Person

We had tickets for the Senators vs Avalanche game yesterday.  It was a 5:00pm start and the fact that the Sens played in Montreal the night before, we figured they wouldn't have a morning skate.  We tried to hound the Avalanche, but they stayed at a different hotel than we are used to going to.  So after the game, we waited for a few Senators to come out before packing it in because we were frozen.

Chris Phillips is one of the nicest players I have ever met and he pretty much always stops for the fans.

Zack Smith is another player that stops pretty much every time we are out there.
Kyle Turris also stops quite often.  I gotta get a puck signed next time I think.
Marc Methot was joking with some Sens fans about the game the night before against the Habs.  I snickered to myself.  GO HABS, GO!!!
Cody Ceci grew up in Ottawa and played Jr. for the 67's.  Nice to see the local kid make it big.

David Booth TTM Success

Mailed:  4/4/2012
Received:  3/14/2014
Days:  709
c/o: Vancouver Canucks

Better late than never I guess.  I have had a few long awaited returns, and this one is by far, not the longest one.  I believe nasty concussions have taken Booth down from the player he once was.  He has had a few, but the Mike Richards one might be the worst.  He has 13 points with the Canucks this year, but was a 30 goal scorer with the Panthers in the past.

David Jones TTM Success

Mailed:  2/5/2014
Received:  3/10/2014
Days:  33
c/o: Calgary Flames

David Jones was drafted by the Avalanche in the 9th round in 2003.  He was drafted out of the BCHL, which is rare to begin with.  He chose the college route and played 3 seasons at Dartmouth College before turning pro.  He had a very off year last year in the lockout shortened season.  The Flames are rebuilding, and he has 17 points so far this year.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Kevin Harvick

Kevin Harvick announced a deal a few months ago about joining his fan club.  It cost $4.00 and you get discounts off of merchandise and a free autographed picture as well as members only appearances at select tracks this season.  He has one at the race I am going to in Michigan in August, so that should be cool.  Tony Stewart is my favourite driver, but with Harvick joining the Stewart Haas Racing team this year, I am pulling for him as well.

T.J. Galiardi TTM Success

Mailed:  10/18/2013
Received:  3/5/2014
Days:  138
c/o: Calgary Flames

The Flames continue to be a great team through the mail.  They are having a rough year as the team tries to rebuild.  TJ has 14 points so far this season for the Flames and has been with the Avalanche and Sharks in the past.