I should also note, too, that Nashville's stay at a downtown hotel, not any of the three closer to the Tampa Bay Times Forum, came during the Father's Trip. Players, including some of the so-called toughies, are usually much more accommodating when a parent is present.
But, really, as you'll soon see, the day was about getting cards signed, including those shown above:
Top row: Rich Clune*, Matt Cullen and Mike Fisher; and
Bottom row: Matt Hendricks, Roman Josi* and Craig Smith*.
Quite a few players signed four cards each, too:
Nick Spaling*; and
Among the other items:
Shea Weber, adding his scribble to the Threads collection;
Carter Hutton* and Seth Jones*, taken fourth overall
at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, signing my cheapskate cards; and
Hutton, adding to the fledgling All Goalies collection.
And, no, I'm not trying to get the entire set signed.
* = players who signed for the first time for us.