Any time we head over to Tampa for one of our hockey-hounding adventures, I make sure I carry a few Tampa Bay pucks in case we cross paths with Lightning players. Because we often find ourselves near the hotel where Lightning call-ups stay, it makes sense to be prepared.
The same holds true, too, for our Lightning card book. We never know when we'll be able to squeeze in a few minutes of hounding Lightning players after their game-day morning skate.
Those strategies paid off over the past few weeks as we added handful of autographed items, including the pucks shown above signed by Radko Gudas (left) and Andrej Sustr, to our collection.
One quick trip to the Lightning players' parking lot yielded autographs from:
Matheiu Garon, from left, Victor Hedman, Anders Lindback and Mattias Ohlund.
Up next: Glenn "Chico" Resch