The Right Pickups Before the NHL Playoffs

By Linda Mankefors aka RazzamaztazWith the playoffs approaching now is the time to buy if you belong to those who want to make a little cash for your hobby, or simply pick up a player cheaper than in two months.

The simple and obvious choices can be made by anyone. Malkin, Crosby, Ovechkin, and a bunch of Red Wings can be expected to hit new soaring heights, but they’re kind of boring choices aren’t they? Ovechkin or Malkin will likely wander off with the Hart as well, so it’s a good pickup, but if you’re the more daring kind, even brave, More >

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The True Stars

By Barrie Grice aka Prime_B  

Those of you reading this may or may not know about the exploits of my son Austin and me. One of the many things we enjoy doing as a father and son is going to get in-person hockey autographs. It is a great way for us to get out, hang out and have fun with very little cost involved. Over the past couple years we have acquired many signatures from a lot of great NHL players. The following, in no particular order, is a recap of some of our better moments and successes with autographs More >

Lord Stanley of Preston

By: Keith Lenn aka KeithLenn

Note: This profile of Lord Stanley of Preston was written as a short position paper to serve as a nomination and support for his inclusion in the World Wide Hockey Hall of Fame, a “virtual” Hockey Hall of Fame in which this writer is a voting member. Lord Stanley was elected to the WWHHF as a Contributor in the virtual year of 1975. The WWHHF can be viewed at http://www.chidlovski.com/wwhhof/index.htm

Occasionally the single act of a person, however trivial or insignificant that act may seem at the time, has a profound effect on the future, be it More >

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From one Goaltender to Another

By Karine Hains, Editor-in-Chief

They say records are made to be broken…It was true for Patrick Roy when he won his 448th game to overtake Terry Sawchuk in the all-time wins category and it is still true today, after Martin Brodeur signed his 552nd win to become the winningest goaltender in the history of the NHL. Yes, last night on the 17th March 2009 Brodeur managed yet another great win and just like that he marked history forever. Fans in New Jersey aptly renamed St. Patrick’s day St. Marty’s day as they celebrated late into the night the pride of New More >

Hockey Rookies… Give them a year!

By Kevin Lee aka gosens151911

Every year there is a new rookie crop with new expectations. Their book values fluctuate throughout the season, usually based on their performance. One would wonder whether it’s best to hold on to their rookie cards or trade them during their initial rookie season. When is their book value higher; during or after their rookie season? Well lets look at the book values of the 07-08 Upper Deck Series 1 Young Guns from a year ago (March 2008) and compare them to their pricing now (March 2009).

Note: March 2008 book value for young guns has default More >

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The Adventures of Austin

By Barrie Grice aka Prime B

We all want happiness in our lives. It is something we all try to find within our lives and everyday existence. To achieve happiness, it may be a tough decision, such as choosing that special person to marry or something as simple as finding a great book to read on the beach while vacationing. We all have other things essential to our positive demeanors and one is near and dear to all of you reading this: sports!

We all love sports in some shape or form. I grew up with a love of all sports, especially More >