Eric Lindros came into the league, shrouded with controversy as he went first overall in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. Unless your'e absolutely sure of your abilities, it's probably not a great idea as a junior hockey player to blacklist a team that's bringing you into the NHL. Fortunately for the Nordiques, it actually worked... Continue Reading →
I got this great card signed by Matt Read, currently an unrestricted free agent [edit: he just signed with the Minnesota Wild]. Before his time in the NHL, he spent four years with the Bemidji State Beavers of the CHA / WCHA. He also had an 11 game stint with the Adirondack Phantoms of the... Continue Reading →
Gotta love this Kevin Dineen autograph since he means absolutely so much to Hockey Canada and this country. While he was never considered a superstar while in the NHL, he's helped bring Gold to Canada. In a sport where International hockey has typically been dominated by Canada or the USA, especially in Women's hockey, there... Continue Reading →
I was so impressed that Daniel Briere, NHL All-star, signed these back for me. Daniel is your prototypical, diminutive NHL player who has not a lot of size but a lot of heart and skill. Daniel was drafted in '96 to the then Pheonix Coyotes where definitely be a top 10 player if the NHL... Continue Reading →
A great return from Chris Pronger, extreme veteran from the Flyers. He's an Olympian, Stanley Cup winner and All-Star defenseman. I've had returns from Chris before, but happy as this is on my SP Essentials card. Thanks for the return Chris!
Chris Pronger is a pretty consistent TTM'er from what I've seen. He's signed a few cards for me before, and most likely will be signing many more for fans before his retirement. A cup winner and all around top NHL defenseman, he'll be one player that the game will miss once he's finally ready to... Continue Reading →
A nice return from Mike Knuble of the Washington Capitals. Currently the assistant captain, Mike is there to provide leadership as well as chipping in points whenever he can. As many of the Capitals are experiencing, he's on pace for a career low in points this year. Let's hope they make the playoffs for Mike... Continue Reading →
Hurrah, another NHL return! James Van Riemsdyk / "JVR" is a 1st round, 2nd overall pick from the Flyers in the 2007 draft. He obviously hasn't had as much success as number one overall pick Patrick Kane, but is on pace for another career season. Hopefully him, and his Flyers, can play at their current... Continue Reading →
Another sweet active NHL'er return from Claude Giroux. He's putting up some really good numbers this season, I'd say he'll probably put up career stats! At the time of me writing this post, he's projected to hit about 100 points this season. With the departure of Richards and Carter, he'll be relied to provide more... Continue Reading →
Another nice card autograph on this Rookie Class card by Upper Deck. This card was obviously signed by Ryan Parent, who is now playing for the Chicago Wolves under the Canucks organization. Ryan was involved in a trade which saw Shane O Brien go to Nashville. Thanks for the auto Ryan!
Yay! Braydon Coburn. A good young defenseman for the Flyers standing at 6'5". This card (among another one of him in a Team Canada Jersey which can be found in the Team Canada section of my blog), was sent c/o Ritch Winter, his agent. It took about 3 months to get this return, but I'm... Continue Reading →
Awww.. isn't that nice. Chris Pronger personalized this card to me! Chris has obviously not always been this nice to his opponents, cheap shots, stomping on legs, anything goes with this guy! There really isn't any doubt how effective he is when he is on the ice, especially in the physicality department. He's close to... Continue Reading →