2.13.2007

Another stick on the wall

To Colin, it may not mean as much as, say, having a Marty St. Louis-signed stick up on the bedroom wall, but I was kinda psyched to finally get Phoenix’s Nick Boynton to sign a game-used Mission stick from his days in the so-called Hub of the Universe.

While signing the stick, I asked Boynton if he missed being in Boston.

“Nope,” he said. “Not at all.”

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2 Comments:

Anonymous bri said...

nice piece!

though when trying to "guess" who it was without peeking, the closest I could come up with was "B. Brust" (so-so Kings goalie prospect), but this is no goalie stick.

do you buy the (non-game used) player models at retail? or have some special supplier

2:39 AM  
Blogger Puckhound said...

Pro shops at NHL teams or practice facility typically offer game- and practice-used sticks, usually in some form of disrepair. Expect to pay between $35-$150, depending upon the model and player, for each sticks.

In two summertime visits to the Sabres' pro shop at the HSBC Arena, we've seen gloves, pants shells, skates, practice and game-issued jerseys, and even a pair of Nike Noronen goalie pads.

Keep an eye out for other equipment between now and the first couple weeks of training camp.

Very seldom, though, will you pay anything other than retail.

There are people who will ply a team's training staff with, say, gift cards to a national restaurant chain, for team-issued items.

10:25 AM  

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