Thursday, December 27, 2012

Alex Galchenyuk

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Date sent: March 5, 2012
Date received: May 2, 2012
Total time: 58 days
Total players responses: 523
Total 2012 responses: 126

A sweet return from Montreal pick and US World Junior competitor Alex Galchenyuk. He's going to be a great component for Montreal going back into the playoffs. I'm super excited to have gotten a return from Alex as he's one of the better prospects coming up into the NHL soon. Thanks for the autograph Alex!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Ryan Smyth

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Date sent: January 27, 2011
Date received: May 30, 2012
Total time: 489 days
Total players responses: 522
Total 2012 responses: 125

Sweet! One of my longest returns, this one from Ryan Smyth. Ryan is known as Captain Canada, as he's played in many International matches representing Canada. He was drafted 6th overall by the Edmonton Oilers, and had made numerous stops in other cities before returning back home to Edmonton in the 2011 - 12 season. Thanks for the autograph Ryan!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Chris Osgood

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Date sent: May 23, 2011
Date received: July 9, 2012
Total time: 413 days
Total players responses: 521
Total 2012 responses: 124

Definitely one of my longer returns, this time from Chris Osgood. Chris is a retired NHL player who was best known for playing for the Detroit Red Wings. He made temporary stops in both St.Louis and NY but eventually returned back to the team that had drafted him 54th overall. I'm definitely happy to get Chris' autograph to add to my collection. Thanks Chris!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tomas Holmstrom

scan0008 (3) by hockeyttmDate sent: February 26, 2012
Date received: May 2, 2012
Total time: 66 days
Total players responses: 520
Total 2012 responses: 123

A great return from Red Wings forward Tomas Holmstrom. Tomas has spent his entire career in front of the net and is definitely one of the best at screening goaltenders. Drafted well into the later rounds (257th overall), he has been a gem of a player and shows how well the Red Wings staff are at identifying diamonds in the rough. Thanks for the autograph Tomas!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Jay Bouwmeester

scan0008 (2) by hockeyttmDate sent: April 26, 2012
Date received: May 29, 2012
Total time: 33 days
Total players responses: 519
Total 2012 responses: 122

A quick return (and a tiny autograph) from one of Calgary's best blue liners. Jay Bouwmeester probably has one of the smallest autographs for someone with such a long last name. Nevertheless, I'm still happy to have received this autograph from him. Thanks for the autograph Jay!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Kirill Kabanov

scan0007 by hockeyttmDate sent: May 28, 2012
Date received: June 26, 2012
Total time: 29 days
Total players responses: 518
Total 2012 responses: 121

A good return from Kirill Kavanov. I haven't heard much rumblings from this Russian forward as of late. He was drafted by the NY Islanders in 2010, going 65th overall. I received this autograph while he was playing for the Lewiston Maineiacs of the QMJHL, but now plays for the NY Islander's farm team, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.  Thanks for the autograph Kirill!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christopher Gibson

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Date sent: September 5, 2012
Date received: September 24, 2012
Total time: 24 days
Total players responses: 517
Total 2012 responses: 120

A nice return from Chicoutimi's Christopher Gibson. Christopher is a second round pick of the LA Kings, back in the 2011 NHL entry draft. He has put up decent numbers, winning 14 games in the 2010-11 season. It appears as if Christopher is a great prospect for the Kings and will be in their lineup in the future.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Ryan Getzlaf

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Date received: July 4, 2012
Total players responses: 516
Total 2012 responses: 119

A nice autograph from Ryan Getzlaf. I picked up in a box that I picked up at a hockey card event. This was from an Upper Deck Ultimates collection. I find that the box itself was alright, nothing spectacular, perhaps also since I've gotten Ryan Getlaf's autograph previously. Thanks Ryan!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Eric Staal

scan0068 by hockeyttmDate sent: May 4, 2012
Date received: September 4, 2012
Total time: 123 days
Total players responses: 515
Total 2012 responses: 118

Here comes another blog about this fantastic set I'm trying to collect. This time, this card is signed by Eric Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes. I've received a few Eric Staal autographs in the past and he's been (and his brothers) one of the more consistent TTM'ers out there. Thanks Eric!!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Gilbert Perreault

scan0063 by hockeyttmDate sent: July 16, 2012
Date received: July 27, 2012
Total time: 11 days
Total players responses: 514
Total 2012 responses: 117

A fantastic return from Gilbert Perreault, one of the members of the famous "French Connection" line. He was drafted 1st overall in the 1970 entry draft and admitted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1990, 3 years after his last game in a Buffalo Sabres uniform. Thanks for the autograph Gilbert!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Chris Pronger

scan0019 by hockeyttmDate sent: August 24, 2012
Date received: September 13, 2012
Total time: 20 days
Total players responses: 513
Total 2012 responses: 116

A great return from Chris Pronger, extreme veteran from the Flyers. He's an Olympian, Stanley Cup winner and All-Star defenseman. I've had returns from Chris before, but happy as this is on my SP Essentials card. Thanks for the return Chris!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Johan Franzen

scan0026 by hockeyttmDate sent: August 24, 2012
Date received: September 13, 2012
Total time: 20 days
Total players responses: 512
Total 2012 responses: 115

A nice return from Johan Franzen from my SP Essentials set. I"m super happy with this as I'm starting to see returns from the set I'm trying to collect. I've received previous Johan TTM returns from him in the past, so I knew that this one shouldn't have been difficult to achieve. Thanks for the autograph Johan!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Milan Lucic

scan0074 by hockeyttmDate sent: June 25, 2012
Date received: August 2, 2012
Total time: 38 days
Total players responses: 511
Total 2012 responses: 114

A great return for my SP Essentials set, signed by Vancouver boy Milan Lucic.  Milan is a great player, one that was passed on by most teams as he was drafted 50th overall.  I love these cards, as they sign so nicely.  I've still got lots of work to do for this set though!  Thanks for the autograph Milan.