Monday, January 31, 2011

Scotty Bowman

Date sent: January 15th, 2011
Date received: January 31st, 2011
Total time: 16 days
Total players responses: 17
Total 2011 responses: 12

By far the best coach to have ever coached the game of hockey.  Having won nearly 58% of his games (1,248), he is the all-time wins leader.  Extremely quick signer, but an odd place to put it.  At least it wasn't upside down on the card! 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Brian Lee

Date sent: January 15th, 2011
Date received: January 28th, 2011
Total time: 13 days
Total players responses: 16
Total 2011 responses: 11

Drafted in 2005, Brian is an American born NHL player playing for the Ottawa Senators and Binghamton Senators.  He also has played for Team USA, participated in three World Juniors and has a bronze medal for all his efforts.  Ottawa seems to be a great team to pass along their fan mail.  A personalized OPC hockey card to me in less than two weeks.  Neat.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

John LeClair

Date sent: January 16th, 2011
Date received: January 25th, 2011
Total time: 9 days
Total players responses: 15
Total 2011 responses: 10

John LeClair was the first american-born NHL player to achieve three 50 goal seasons in a row.  While playing for 3 different teams in his 15 years of hockey, he managed to win the cup once with the Montreal Canadiens in '93.  Funny thing, I had a friend in Elementary school who claimed John Leclair was his relative.  I guess we'll never know... but only 9 days for a return!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Dana Murzyn

Date sent: December 23rd, 2010
Date received: January 24th, 2011
Total time: 32 days
Total players responses: 14
Total 2011 responses: 9

Ahh... Dana Murzyn.  I recall watching Dana play for the Vancouver Canucks when I was a kid.  He was initially drafted by the Hartford Whalers, then dealt to the Flames, then finally the Canucks.  A stay at home defenseman, primarily known for limiting the opposition of any scoring chances.  My second two-card day!  Dana currently resides in Calgary with other members of his 1989 Stanley Cup winning team. 

Michel Goulet

Date sent: December 30th, 2010
Date received: January 24th, 2011
Total time: 25 days
Total players responses: 13
Total 2011 responses: 8

Hall of Fame player Michel Goulet was a natural sniper in the NHL.  He played for the Nordiques where he tallied 4 50+ goal seasons and for the Hawks.  A real nice addition to my collection and signed extremely fast.  Thanks Michel!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Phil Housley

Date sent: December 30th, 2010
Date received: January 20th, 2011
Total time: 22 days
Total players responses: 12
Total 2011 responses: 7

Phil Housley is one of the premier defensemen that played in the NHL.  Although he never won the Stanley Cup (funny I got him and Guy on the same day, where Guy had won five!), he racked up some fantastic statistics!  He is the second highest scoring US born player with 1,232 points.  Two hall of famers in one day.  Not too shabby!!

Guy Lafleur

Date sent: December 30th, 2010
Date received: January 20th, 2011
Total time: 22 days
Total players responses: 11
Total 2011 responses: 6

Guy Lafleur!  Played 20 season of fantastic hockey and managed to snag 5 Stanley Cups.  As a teen, he idolized Jean Beliveau and Bobby Orr.  1127 games played, 560 goals and 793 assists in the regular season along with another 134 points in the playoffs.  Inducted in the hockey hall of fame in 1988, and I have his autograph! Yes!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Dave Andreychuk

Date sent: December 30th, 2010
Date received: January 19th, 2011
Total time: 21 days
Total players responses: 10
Total 2011 responses: 5

Drafted 16th overall in the 1982 draft by the Buffalo Sabres, Dave went on to be one of the highest scoring LW in NHL history.  Dave played for the Sabres, Leafs, Devils, Bruins, Avalanche and Lightning in his 20+ season in the NHL.  He went 22 years without a Stanley Cup before lifting the holy grail with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004.  Odd thing is that the cards came in a plastic bag, and the enveloped looked like it was torched.  Weird!  Regardless, yay for Dave!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sergio Momesso

Date sent: December 16th, 2010
Date received: January 17th, 2011
Total time: 32 days
Total players responses: 9
Total 2011 responses: 4

Sergio Momesso played for the Vancouver Canucks between 1991 - 1995.  He, along with Geoff Courtnall, Cliff Ronning and Robert Dirk were involved in a trade which brought them to Vancity.  He was a favorite of mine, thus getting this auto means a lot to me!  He was part of Vancouver's cup run during the '94 playoffs.  Sergio signed with a ballpoint pen, but still looks pretty decent!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Alexandre Burrows

Date sent: November 16th, 2010
Date received: January 14th, 2011
Total time: 59 days
Total players responses: 8
Total 2011 responses: 3

Alexandre Burrows! One of my favorite Canucks (even though I've moved to Calgary, I still love Vancouver).  As the third player on the Sedin line, he's definitely an important piece to Vancouver's success this season.  Having never been drafted and working his way up from the ECHL, this guy plays with his emotions on his sleeve.  Excited to get Burrow's autograph and my second Canucks response! Yipeeeeee!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Marc Habscheid

Date sent: December 21st, 2010
Date received: January 12th, 2011
Total time: 22 days
Total players responses: 7
Total 2011 responses: 2 

Unfortunately, I was not able to watch Marc play hockey, but I've seen him coach the World Juniors to gold in 2004 and silver, in 2005.  He also helped coach during 2006 for the Olympics.  He played in the NHL between 1981 - 1996 for the Oilers, North Stars, Wings and Flames.  Good player, but great coach! 

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Kelly Kisio

Date sent: December 23rd, 2010
Date received: January 7th, 2011
Total time: 15 days
Total players responses: 6
Total 2011 responses: 1

Kelly is the current GM of the Calgary Hitmen.  He played 761 games for the Wings, Sharks, Rangers and Flames between 1982 - 1995 amassing 658 points and 768 PIMs during his career.  In 1973, Kelly grabbed honors as the WHL Rookie of the Year and played in the NHL all-star game in 1993. Kelly was also the Rangers' captain from 1987 - 1991.  This is my first TTM return for the 2011 year! Yahoo!