Monthly Archives: June 2011

Old scars – a 1987 OPC Group Break from Thoughts and Sox

Many moons ago, AdamE over at Thoughts and Sox did a group break of 1987 OPC.  I’d never taken part in a group break before, but when the call came out for folks to partake, there was no way I … Continue reading

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More Winnipeg – who owns the history of the Jets?

I had an interesting exchange this morning with Karina of Frivolous Ornamentation, a blogger with whom I agree far more often than not.  Today, though, she was on the other side of a fence I didn’t even realize was there. … Continue reading

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A Gum Wars Bruin – Dit Clapper (1933-34 CCG V-252)

Congrats to the Bruins and all their fans on the ending of another sports drought.  This is the second year in a row that an Original Six team ended a Cup drought, which would bode well for Toronto if they … Continue reading

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Gilles Tremblay – Tall Boy #2

The end of the season is nigh.  Tonight will mark the end of a lengthy Stanley Cup drought for someone, either Boston (who haven’t won since ’72) or Vancouver (joined in ’70-71 and haven’t won one at all).  This follows … Continue reading

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Size Matters

If one image can capture the single biggest difference between the hockey of the 80s and the hockey of today, it’s this one.  Leaf goalie Allan Bester is shown here getting his crease in order as what appears to be … Continue reading

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Tell Me Why I Don’t Like (Rick) Mondays

On Sept. 28, 1972, Paul Henderson scored arguably the most famous goal in the history of hockey.  With 34 seconds remaining in Game 8 of the 1972 Summit Series, he poked a rebound past a sprawling Vladislav Tretiak and sent … Continue reading

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