I am waaaaaaaay behind in posting my TTM autographs. You have no idea how far... so I better start posting.
So why not start with a really exciting one. Well, for me anyways... and they're my 'graphs, so shut it.
Today we feature The Blonde Demon, Guy Lafleur. Here's some stuff I swiped from wikipedia.
Lafleur is the all-time leading scorer in Canadiens history, notching 1,246 points (518 goals and 728 assists) in his 14 years with the Habs. He led the NHL in points in 1976, 1977, and 1978. He tied for a Montreal club record with Steve Shutt for goals in a season with 60 in 1977–78 and holds the franchise record for points in a season with 136 in 1976–77. Lafleur became the first player in NHL history to score at least 50 goals and 100 points in six consecutive seasons as a Hab. Lafleur was also the fastest player (at the time) to reach 1,000 points, doing so in only 720 games. That record has since been broken by Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and a few others.
He won three Art Ross Trophies (1976, 1977, 1978), two Hart Memorial Trophies (1977, 1978), three Lester B. Pearson Awards (1976, 1977, 1978), and one Conn Smythe Trophy (1977). He was a member of the Canadian team in the 1976 and 1981 Canada Cup tournaments, winning the Cup in 1976, and was the recipient of the Lou Marsh Trophy in 1977.
Lafleur was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988
Guy was kind enough to sign three cards for me...
The next photos is of Guy humiliating the Detroit Red Wings. Although in January of 1982, that wasn't too difficult. January of 1982??? Again, let's dive in for clues. First up, that sprawled goalie is none other than Bob Sauve. He had the best porn 'stache EVAR! Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police went to him for advice on how to cultivate such an epic upper lip caterpillar. This info makes tracking the game easy.
Here's where it gets good. In the '81/82 season, more players started to wear helmets. But only four players still wore the old "Toilet Bowl" style seen on the background player. One was Lanny McDonald, but he never played for Detroit. The other three? All played for Detroit! And were all on the roster for this game in 1982!!! What are the chances? Am I too excited over this?? Anyways, It's not Mike Foligno, nor Dale McCourt, so that leaves Mr George Lyle! Come on down!
The last pic is just a great portrait shot...
He's Guy Lafleur, and you're not.