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Friday, March 7, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014

88-89 OPC Update: Martin St. Louis

 The recently disgruntled Martin St. Louis got his wish, as the Tampa Bay Lightning traded the reigning Art Ross winner to the New York Rangers.  It is only the second time in NHL History that the reigning Art Ross Winner has been traded.  Who was the other?  Hint: check out the previous post.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

88-89 OPC Update: Jaromir Jagr

  Jaromir Jagr recently scored his 700th career NHL goal and 1040th career assist.  Which puts him 7th all-time in goals and tied for 9th in assists.  If he plays another season, he could be top 5 in Goals and Points

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

88-89 OPC Update: Ryan Miller

  Ryan Miller was finally traded this week, ending months of speculation.  Miller goes from the worst team in the league to playing on the 2nd best team.  Hopes are high in St. Louis for a deep Stnaley Cup run.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

1980-81 OPC Ken Dryden

  After winning a fourth Stanley Cup in four years with the Montreal Canadiens,  Ken Dryden abruptly retired.  You have to wonder what could have been.  Dryden, and the Canadiens could have won a few more Cups.  Perhaps there would have never been a New York Islanders dynasty and the torch would pass from the Canadiens directly to the Edmonton Oilers.  Dryden would have a few more cards produced and he'd likely swap his iconic mask for the combo mask, that was introduced to the NHL by his brother, Dave Dryden.  Before retiring, Ken did test the mask combo, but only during practices.  Here's was a 1980-81 OPC Ken Dryden could have looked like.

1980-81 OPC Ken Dryden

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

2012-13 Limited Box Break

  I recently opened a box/pack of 2012-13 Limited.  1 box = 1 pack = 7 cards.  Let's look at the goods.

   I don't like the red background on the regular base cards.  I prefer the colour scheme of the Silver parallels.  In fact, I really like the silver parallels.

  The Back to the Future card features Zach Kassian on the front.  Jakob Silfverberg has gotten out to a good start with his new team, the Ducks. 

  The star of the pack is the Jonathan Quick Silver Monikers.  Not great, but not horrible, but nothing here for my PC.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

1981-82 OPC Bill Ranford + Bonus Ranford

  It's been a while since I posted so here's two retro Bill Ranford cards.  I stumbled across a picture on eBay.  I have never seen pictures of Bill Ranford in an Oilers uniform while wearing a cage.  I am guessing that this picture was taken on November 9, 1988.  For one, the Oilers only played two road games against the New Jersey Devils that season, and two, #23 for the New Jersey Devils, Bruce Driver, only played in 27 games that season, and only one at home versus the Oilers.  Ranford must have donned a mask later in the season.  He has one on for his 1989-90 Panini Sticker.

  For some reason, I felt the picture scream 81-82 OPC.

  Afterwards, I felt it'd be better as an 88-89 OPC, is if it was from the update set.

  Since I'm using his picture, I may as well provide a link to his auction.  Guy has tons of 3x5 pics from the 80s.