Friday, June 25, 2010

Draft Day Edition of TTM Success - Dan Bouchard!

On the day of the 2010 NHL Amateur Draft in which all fans feel hope for the future of their favourite team, only to have their hopes dashed when their team drafts someone who shouldn't be drafted in the first 3 rounds with the 18th overall pick just because they speak french and not because they have any real tangible hockey skills only to go and outright refuse to play in the QMJHL instead choosing to toil away for 18 games a year at the hockey hotbed of Harvard university while collecting paycheques and laughing all the way to the bank while his team mates bust their asses in a tremendous playoff performance and be rewarded by having their playoff hero uncerimoniously traded a few days later to St Louis for a bag of pucks.

Where was I? Ah yes... my TTM success. Dan Bouchard!!! Dan was drafted 27th overall (see? it all ties together) by Boston in the 1970 Amateur Draft. He never played for Boston, instead being left unprotected and drafted 3rd overall by the Atlanta Flames in the 1972 Atlanta/NY Islanders expansion draft.

Dan signed and personalized the 8x10 photo I sent him...
along with 3 cards.


Next time I have to find some cards of Dan in his Quebec Nordiques uni.... Dan played for Atlanta, Calgary, Quebec, and Winnipeg. But I don't think there are cards of him in a Calgary or Winnipeg uniform....
If you'll notice, Dan also included smiley faces and an inscription PS139. Either he's a former UBoat Captain, or it's a bible verse. One or the other.....
5pm is draft time... The sobbing you'll hear will be me laying in the corner cursing the 5'9" French Canadien winger that Montreal just drafted.....

8 comments:

Sal said...

So, who is this Canadien's player you are griping about? Sounds like a jerk...

Captain Canuck said...

last year's 1st round pick, 5'9" Louie LeBlanc.

dayf said...

Dan was and is my favorite Atlanta Flame. I've got his autograph somewhere but I don't recall the smiley faces being on it..

dayf said...

Also if that is a bible verse it's likely Psalms 139:

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+139&version=NIV

Not a bad little Psalm.

Sal said...

When I wrote to Bouchard in late 2009, he added the smiley face and the psalm.

Unfortunately, he signed them in the dreaded ballpoint pen, and not marker:

http://hockeyautographs.blogspot.com/2010/01/dan-bouchard.html

M雅汝elodiT_Alaim雅汝 said...

人不能像動物一樣活著,而應該追求知識和美德....................................................................

kevincrumbs said...

That is extremely harsh on LeBlanc. It's not exactly like the Q had a vintage year last season...

firstngoal said...

I love the smiley faces...