Since the arrival of Joe Thornton a few years ago, this team has often had a miserable signing team stigma to it. Even with great signers liek Jeremy Roenick on the team, less willing signers like Thornton, Cheechoo & others has made them a team we often begrudged having come here.
This year, its a new attitude. Even Joe Thornton was great. We came to the conclussion, maybe its Jonathan Cheechoo that brought the bad vibes?
In any case, long live the new Sharks attitude.
EVGENI NABOKOV- 1 autograph. I missed the practice they had the day before, where he signed considerably more. But even the game day skate he was a willing signer of 1 each.
THOMAS GREISS- 0 autographs. I had no items, but I did watch him sign several per person for those who had items.
DAN BOYLE- 1 autograph. Coulda got more, but to have gotten him the first time would have meant missing Heatley.
ROB BLAKE- 2 autographs. Doing multiple items again. This was something he had refrained from doing the past couple seasons. Good to see the old Blake back.
MARC EDOUARD VLASIC- 3 autographs. Willing signer of multiples.
DEREK JOSLIN- 0 autographs. had no items, Watched him sign whatever was asked of him.
JASON DEMERS, KENT HUSKINS, DOUGLAS MURRAY- no reports
JOE THORNTON- 2 autographs. Since early on his his days as a Bruin I dont think I have ever looped Joe Thornton....thill this trip. I was so stunned it happened I kept talking about it for the next hour or so. It was a shocker for a guy who over his time in SJ has signed less autographs at the rink than there are fingers on your hand...aka, less than 1 total autograph per trip.
DANY HEATLEY- 2 autographs. Willingly did 1 per, was hesitant to sign jersey numbers after the first few were presented to him though.
PATRICK MARLEAU- 2 autographs. Still one of the teams best signers.
RYANE CLOWE- 2 autographs. Still does multiples.
JOE PAVELSKI- 1 autograph. Formerly a less enthusiastic signer, Joe didnt seem put out to be doing it this time. New Sharks mentality?
DEVIN SETOGUCHI- 3 autographs. Did multiples, but his autograph has gotten even worse than the "D St" it was last year.
TORREY MITCHELL- 1 autograph. I got the raw end of the stick on him. He did multiples for everyone else, then was called away just as he got to me...so I only got 1.
BRAD STAUBITZ- 2 autographs. Did 2 without hesitation.
MANNY MALHOTRA, JED ORTMEYER, RYAN VESCE, JAMIE MCGINN, BEN FERRIERO, SCOTT NICHOL, JODY SHELLEY, FRAZER MCLAREN- no autograph reports.
Total autographs from San Jose- 22.
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