Naming Names

Dishonest John in Kenora was recently given a signed Habs t-shirt from his niece Megan, who is a friend of Ryan White, and DJ sat down to decipher the tough signatures. He got most of them, and I’ve added a couple after comparing players’ autographs on eBay. But we’re stuck on two.

I’ve broken it down into sections, and you can also double click the large photo to see more clearly. But the bottom line is, I wish these guys wouldn’t scribble.

In the first square below, DJ has it as Ryan White #53 at the top left, Lars Eller #81 below White, PK Subban #76 above and to the right of Eller, and Travis Moen #32 above Subban. Rene Bourque # 27 is below Eller, and I think it’s Michael Blunden #45 between White and Bourque. The one beside Bourque, which looks like “Hefir” is a puzzle.

Below, I think it’s Tomas Plekanec at the top, although there’s no number. Dishonest John has #30 Peter Budaj below that, Yannick Weber #68 to the right of Budaj, and Erik Cole #72 at the bottom.

From comparing on eBay, I believe the square below sees #51 David Desharnais, and Brian Gionta under him with the big swooping letters.

The bottom pic has Alexei Emelin #74 (you can also tell by the Russian signature), Carey Price #31 below Emelin, Max Pacioretty #67 to the right of Price, Josh Gorges below Max, and Scott Gomez at the very bottom. But the guy above Gomez is a mystery. It looks like #51, but it’s not Desharnais.

So I think it’s down to two we can’t figure out – the guy above Gomez at the bottom, and the name that looks like Hefir. If anyone has any ideas, both Dishonest John and myself would really like to know.

6 thoughts on “Naming Names”

  1. Booche, I think you’re absolutely right. Mathieu Darche, with the number being 52 although it sort of looks like 51. I compared signatures with eBay and I think it’s definitely Darche. Do you win a prize? Yes, you’ve been selected as smartest Habs fan for July 27, 2012.

  2. Danno, there are similarities between Hefir and Markov but it’s hard to be 100% sure. It’s very possible it could be it, and if it is, you and Booche now become the smartest of the day.

  3. Well thanks guys! Booche now that you suggest it I can definitely see it as Darche 52. Dennis and Danno, I looked at the link Danno provided and there certainly are similarities with Markov’s signature on the card and if you look at the roster who else could it be? Anyways much appreciated everyone.

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