Earlier today, I went to my local Réno-Dépôt store, where there was a reunion of sorts of the 3 main characters involved in a controversial play/call that occurred during a 1987 playoff game between the Québec Nordiques and Montréal Canadiens, in which then NHL referee Kerry Fraser disallowed a good goal scored by the Nordiques' Alain Côté. At the time, the Nordiques were coached by Michel Bergeron. That play has been the subject of several heated discussions between Nordiques and Canadiens fans throughout the years and the Québec fans always made sure to remind Kerry Fraser that they remembered the call he made that night every time he would referee a game in Québec from then on. Anyway, the renovation of a local store was the reason for the promotional stunt which brought Kerry Fraser, Michel Bergeron and Alain Côté together for an autograph signing session. All three were in a good mood and seemed to enjoy themselves! :o) Here's what I got signed:
I found an old card signed by Ed Westfall at a local hobby shop earlier today. I don't know if he's a good signer or not, but I couldn't pass up this card considering it was only a few bucks, it looks great and so does Mr. Westfall's autograph!
I went to the Colisée Pepsi this afternoon hoping to catch a few former NHL players who are in town as coaches and/or fathers of kids playing in the annual Pee-Wee tournament. Just by hanging near the players' entrance inside the building, I managed to get all these signed by Patrick Poulin, Mark Recchi, Rob Blake and Todd Bertuzzi (who was in a hurry):
A bit later, I noticed Mr. Bertuzzi sitting alone in the arena, so I went up to him and he signed the other card I had of him:
All in all, it was a great day for autographs, given the small amount of time I was able to spend at the Colisée today!