Monthly Archives: October 2011

The greatest trade a sixth-grader could ever make

When I was a kid, old cards were cool.  Now, I happen to think they’re still cool, but back in the day we all thought they were cool.  This year’s cards were great and all, but if you could get your hands … Continue reading

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We* Won! (*not really “we”)

I didn’t expect the Leafs to win last night.  It was a mid-week game against an opponent from the Southeast (which now includes Winnipeg, apparently) and these have long been the situations in which the Leafs tend to go for … Continue reading

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Tall Boys #3 – Terry Harper (the Hab defender all Leaf fans should thank)

I’ve been up to my eyeballs this week and am still no further on the project that has been written in my head for about a month.  I haven’t done a Tall Boys card in ages, though, so that’s worth … Continue reading

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My favourite Tim Horton story (and his RC)

Shows what I know. Skinny Reimer was every bit as effective as not-quite-so-skinny Reimer and I’ll enjoy this moment of him leading every conceivable goaltending category while it lasts. He even mimicked the Belfour shutout I alluded to yesterday. Good … Continue reading

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Fearless Predictions (and a ’58-59 Terry Sawchuk)

Having gone to the drug store and perused the various hockey publications and all their expert predictions, I am now in a position to make my own.  Interestingly, my take is exactly the same as everyone else’s and it won’t … Continue reading

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