Thursday, October 23, 2014

Slava Voynov Autograph Card

The talk of the hockey world of late has been the alleged charges against the Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov, his subsequent suspension by the NHL, his lawyer's predictable affirmation that Voynov is innocent, and the media and fan speculation.

I'm one to let the justice system run its course. We'll see when all the facts are out.

In the meantime, we know this much: the 32nd pick of the 2008 draft is a heck of a hockey player. He is a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Kings, and holds the team record for most playoff goals by a defenseman. He was in his fourth season, and had two points in 6 games so far.

I have this on-card autographed insert of his, signed in blue sharpie, from Panini's 2011-12 Donruss Elite set (#252 in the collection, similar to his regular Rookie Card, but with an airbrushed space for him to sign in, with a blue foil border that hints on rainbow-y colours):

We'll see how his situation plays out, but for now, we live in a system where all are equal, and innocent until proven guilty.

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