Seeing that we missed an opportunity to hound the fresh-faced (and apparently tougher) Florida Panthers a few weeks ago, it really didn't take that much encouragement to head out for the New York Rangers when they visited Hockey Bay a couple of Saturdays ago.
Beyond the items that we had, mostly cards and some works in progress, we had a special project to embark upon. And though we ultimately didn't deliver on it (a too-thin autograph that was erased was never replaced), Colin and I won't view the day as a total loss.
In all, we added 20 autographs before and after the Rangers' morning skate.
Signing cards, shown above, were:
Top row: Artem Anisimov, Martin Biron and Brian Boyle;
Middle row: Brandon Dubinsky, Marian Gaborik and Brandon Prust; and
Bottom row: Michael Sauer, Marc Staal and Derek Stepan.
Among the highlights:
Henrik Lundqvist on a pair of cards;
Marian Gaborik on a McFarlane base;
Brandon Dubinsky on the USA Hockey jersey; and
Ruslan Fedetenko on a pair of dual-logo cards.