You’re Cordially Invited…

Today Hockey Canada released the names of the invitees to the World Junior Selection Camp. The names on the list are radically different than those who attended the summer camp, and the list has been shortened by six players. Most notably absent from the revised camp are Erik Gudbranson, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Devante Smith-Pelly, Ryan Johansen, […]

It’s In the Cards: Ulf Dahlen

The NHL is far from a perfect league and I’m sure there are many things we would all like to change. Me personally, I’m distressed that there are no longer any Ulfs in the league. From birth I had always had an Ulf in the league. First Ulf Nilsson, later to be followed by Ulf […]

Oil Things Considered

It seems like the staple of the past few seasons was that the Oilers are going to suck. It’s been a safe bet. They were lacking in talent beyond Hemsky, they’ve been injury plagued (especially Hemsky), and they have had questionable goaltending at best. It appears that this is the case no longer. While the […]

It’s In the Cards: Jaromir Jagr

How Great is this card? Forget for a moment that it’s Jaromir Jagr. I’m going to assume that since you’re reading a hockey blog you are familiar with him. He seems to have put together a nice career. Good for him.   Of course it is worth mentioning at the time this card came out […]

The Kids Are Alright: Cody Ceci

It’s early in the NHL season and aside from Jets, Islanders and Blue Jackets fans, I can’t imagine too many people have become overly concerned about the entry draft yet. Of course that will change as the season develops and we might as well get started now. Every couple of weeks I’m going to highlight […]

Putting a Fork in Steve Mason

To say that being an NHL goaltender is a difficult job is one of the biggest understatements one can make. In the past 20 years 336 men have tackled that job, only 127 of those players passed the 100 game threshold, and 111 of those goaltenders never passed 10 games. The man who is currently […]

It’s In the Cards: Mario Gosselin

Every Week I’ll be scavenging through my basement and pulling out an old hockey card from a box and writing about that card and that player. This week I purposely went to box that is filled with 87-88 O-Pee-Chee cards. The 87-88 O-Pee-Chee set was what first got me seriously into collecting. Up until this […]