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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Quad Contenders Auto With A Duo of Penguins

Here's a pretty cool card from 2013-14 contenders that I picked up on Ebay, featuring two players from the team I love, and two players from the team I hate.

Besides being soiled with two stinkin' Flyers (Scott Laughton and Matthew Konan), this card features autographs from the top two Penguins rookies this year not named Olli Maatta. Beau Bennett was actually a rookie during the 2012-13 season, but due to restrictions stemming from the lockout, didn't have any cards produced until 2013-14. Jeff Zatkoff saw quite a bit of playing time last year, as Tomas Vokoun was out with an injury, and did pretty well, although he stunk in EVERY game I saw him play including the one NHL game I attended live this year, when they visited the Minnesota Wild. This coming year should give Bennett a good chance at a big opportunity, as he is a leading candidate to line up next to Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist. Zatkoff on the other had, will really have to fight for a permanent NHL slot, as newly-signed Thomas Griess is expected to be Marc-Andre Fleury's backup on the pro squad.

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