Hobby News

Does Gorges One-Year Contract Reveal Montreal’s Future Plans?

By RGM81 aka Richard McAdam

The curious timing of the announcement that restricted free agent Josh Gorges had signed a one-year contract with the Canadiens may be something of an ominous sign for the young defenceman’s future with the club. To announce the signing of a popular player, both in the dressing room and among a core segment of the team’s fanbase, so late on a Friday night is hardly the pomp and circumstance one would expect. There’s likely to be no media availability with general manager Pierre Gauthier, and with Gorges himself in Kelowna, BC, at the Kelowna Rockets Alumni More >

What Should I Break: A Beginner’s Guide

by RGM81 aka Richard McAdam

When it comes to spending our hobby dollars, there is no shortage of options available to hockey card collectors. In a market with nearly 30 products released each season, a person can easily be seduced into abandoning any sense of budgetary restraint in order to bust some wax. The manufacturers astutely cater to every possible demographic, creating a wide array of products that start for as little as a dollar per pack all the way up to $400 for a tin of The Cup or Dominion. There is something out there for every budget, and this More >

Hey Could you Look at Some of the Cards I Have?

 

By Stephen Duell aka spuds1961

Like most collectors I love to share the fact that I collect sports cards with my co-workers. Which leads me to this article, I’ve been at the same company now for eleven years and I’ve been asked to look at cards co-workers have found a lot. I find this interesting but usually not very fruitful, as most of the time it is late 80s early 90s mass produced junk wax.

 

I really don’t like telling co-workers that what they have isn’t even worth the cardboard it’s printed on, but let’s face it I have to be honest. More >

Who Wants it More Contest

By Joe Mosley aka LGB Cards

If I had the chance to run a contest and determine what kind of contest it would be I would chose to do the Who Wants It More contest. A contest that the prize is a nice card from a certain player or if there’s more than one card divide the contest into submissions for each card. The contest will reward the biggest fan with a card of the player that he admires the most. The idea is that a part of our hobby is preservation like grading but also protecting the card for years More >

Is Hawerchuk Still Influencing Jets?

In Winnipeg it Seems ‘Nepotism’ Is the Word

By Sean McCafferty aka 30ranfordfan

nepotism (ˈnɛpəˌtɪzəm) — n favouritism shown to relatives or close friends by those with power or influence

Someone needs to call Winnipeg and remind them that they’re back in the big leagues. Only a month into the life of True North Sports Entertainment’s reborn Jets franchise, owners Mark Chipman and David Thomson are already making me wonder if they’ll ever have a team better than the one they just plucked from Atlanta.

I would certainly never question the business savvy of a man like Thomson. One of the richest men in the world, the man certainly knows how More >