Well, that and the fact that it was the most productive outing, so far, of the shortened 2013 hounding campaign.
All told, between a puck (signed by Montreal rookie Alex Galchenyuk), a photo (like the one, at top, that Canadiens captain Brian Gionta signed for Colin), a memorabilia card, a slew of player cards and a wallpaper-based team sheet for Colin, we added another 57 autographs to the collection.
Here's a sampling of the cards that Montreal players signed for us:
Top row: Colby Armstrong, Francis Boullion, Peter Budaj;
Middle row: Gabriel Dumont, Lars Eller, Alexei Emelin; and
Bottom row: Alex Galchenyuk, Brian Gionta and Tomas Kaberle.
Also signing cards were:
Top row: Andrei Markov, Travis Moen and Max Pacorietty; and
Bottom row: Brandon Prust, Michale Ryder and P.K. Subban.
We also lucked out and had a pair of Canadiens knock out full card-book pages for us:
David Desharnais signed four cards.
Tomas Plekanic also signed four cards.
Peter Budaj added to the ongoing Threads project.
Next up: Carolina's Jordan Staal