Friday, April 6, 2012

Hounding haul: Anaheim Ducks

Every so often, an NHL team throws you for a loop. An easy team to hound suddenly becomes a bunch of Ovechkins. Conversely, a team with a reputation as being tough on hounds eagerly grabs Sharpies. That's why, despite solid efforts to prepare as best as we can for teams, we often go in with low expectations.

In this case, though, the Anaheim Ducks far exceeded our modest hopes, providing us with our best effort of the 2011-12 hounding campaign.

In only a few hours of hounding, bookended around the team's morning skate, we added another 47 autographs to the collection. We scored autographs from most every player, missing only Saku Koivu.

Signing cards, shown above, were:

Top row: Matt Beleskey, Sheldon Brookbank and Andrew Cogliano;
Middle row: Niklas Hagman, Jonas Hiller and Toni Lydman; and
Bottom row: Rod Pelley, Corey Perry and Lubomir Visnovsky.

Our bounty, however, gets better:

Pucks signed by Cam Fowler,

Teemu Selanne,

Bobby Ryan and 

Corey Perry (pretty sloppy, eh?)

Shouldn't complain, though, as Corey Perry added to the Threads collection ...

... as did Ryan Getzlaf.

Selanne, one of the nicest NHL stars around, also signed these cards.

Quite a few Ducks players signed four cards each, too:

Jeff Deslauriers,

Cam Fowler,

George Parros,

Bobby Ryan and

Luca Sbisa.

1 comment:

  1. guy's were lucky in the afternoon, I was there in the morning for over and back and I took home maybe 8....our best day was st. louis blues with 52 8x10's signed, of course Munch was with..