March 30, 2008


Our first practice. The schedule said it started at 10:30, but the trip ended up a bit longer than we expected, so we didn't arrive until 10:45. They began practice early, it would seem, because by the time we arrived, there were only a few guys left on the ice. Some of them signed autographs as they exited to the locker rooms. Once all the guys were off the ice, we went outside to see if we could catch them as they were leaving. Luck was on our side, and many of them stopped for us.

Bryan Little.

Eric Boulton - one of the coaches was taking shots at him, and a two in a row hit him in his leg. He laughed it off and kept on going.

Eric Boulton.

Chris Thorburn.

Boulton stops to sign some autographs.

The 6'7" Boris Valabik.

Bryan Little.

Mark Recchi.

Recchi pauses to sign Travis's jersey.

Ilya Kovalchuk was the first to stop when we went outside.

It was very crowded around his car.

Jim Slater.

Slater signs the jersey.

Johan "Moose" Hedberg.

Sheer concentration.

Tobias Enstrom.

Niclas Havelid.

Garnet Exelby.

Mark Popovic.

Todd White.

Chris Thorburn.

Mark Recchi. (Mel Gibson?)

Bobby Holik.

The newly decorated jersey.