Any time a Western Conference team, such as the Los Angeles Kings, hits Hockey Bay, you can always expect a crowd. Seeing that some teams visit every two or three years, it's understandable. Another aspect to drawing a crowd is that most of the teams, provided they haven't had too much success and it's gone to their heads, are relatively good signers.
The Kings, save for Mike Richards, Jack Johnson and Jonathan Quick, were pretty good. In some cases, the players would sign only one, but most were willing to do multiples. And, by doing so, a solid day of hounding, especially when it's a tag-team effort, is possible.
Among the 34 autographs that Colin and I scored during the Kings' visit in early February, including the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Lewiston Maineiacs third jersey, shown above, signed by goalie Jonathan Bernier:
Pucks signed by
Top row: Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar; and
Bottom row: Andrei Loktionov and coach Darryl Sutter
A puck signed by goalie coach Bill Ranford
A Maineiacs pucked by Bernier
Brown and Kopitar knocking out one side of a quad memorablia card
Brown adding to the work-in-progress Threads collection
Cards signed by
Top row: Bernier, Kyle Clifford, Davis Drewiske and Loktionov; and
Bottom row: Brad Richardson, Rob Scuderi, Kevin Westgarth and Justin Williams
Matt Greene added his "signature" to four cards, as did
Dustin Penner and