Thursday, March 31, 2011
Time: 16 Days
Address: c/o Ottawa Senators
Item Sent: 2005-06 Parkhurst, 2005-06 Ultra, 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro, 2009-09 O-Pee-Chee Update Retro
Item Received: 2005-06 Parkhurst, 2005-06 Ultra, 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro, 2009-09 O-Pee-Chee Update Retro. All signed in black Sharpie.
Filip Kuba was a charter member of the Minnesota Wild, coming over in the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft. He quickly established himself as the team's most offensively gifted defenseman, and because the first Wild defender to earn an appearance in an NHL All-Star Game (in 2004, when the Wild hosted the game at the Xcel Energy Center). He signed a lucrative free-agent deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2006, and has had some nice years with Tampa and Ottawa. Injuries and age seem to have caught up with him this season. Still, he's had a fine career and will always be remembered by Wild fans as one of our first legitimate stars.