Saturday, January 17, 2009

Mike Babcock Stanley Cup Tour

Mike calls Saskatoon his home so he brought the Holly Grail for all to see. It was hot July day and the Cup came to us! We lined up for 2 hours to touch the Cup and speak to Mike. He signed 2 pucks, a poster and a 8x10 of the team picture with the Cup.

Eddie Shack Maple Leaf Puck

Eddie is a super nice guy. He will offer to show you his 67 Cup ring everytime you meet him. When he signed this he signed both sides for some reason. Well if you know Eddie, you know why. He will chat about hockey for hours, ask him about the Oldtimers; Hull, Howe, Sawchuk. He has stories! Great guy!

Wendel Clark Sport Chek Puck

This is neat story. This is a Wendel Clark signed Sport Chek puck. I was booting around Saskatoon about 15 years ago. The radio mentioned that Wendel Clark was sitting out part of the season due to a contract dispute. It turned out he was in town signing autographs at a local Sport Chek. I was 1 block in away from the Sport Chek, pulled into the store and no one was around. Except Wendel Clark. I chatted with him for a bit, got my puck signed and I left the store.

Jack Valiquette Maple Leaf Puck

Jack was a great signer in Saskatoon. I ran into Gary Peters from the Montreal Canadiens and asked if he would sign the back. He laughed and said only til a few years ago did he start signing Maple Leaf stuff. He bluntly responded he was on the other team in 1967. Funny guy but he was serious.

Tim Cheveldae Detroit Puck

Tim signed the puck this past summer at the NHL Fan Fest in Saskatoon. Very nice guy, signed whatever was asked, jerseys, pucks. He actually wasn't happy with the result of this autograph and asked if he should sign the back. I laughed and said, it was fine. Great IP.

Lanny McDonald SC inscribed puck

Lanny is the man, the best Flame ever? Most say until Iginla gets a Cup, maybe....Both great players though. Anyway, signed from auction site. Love the inscription...Miss those days!