A Guide to Collecting the Best You Can’t Afford

By Linda Mankefors 

While the words “I just wanna hear your rhythm” pump through the radio speakers I try yet again to decide exactly what to collect. For financial reasons, my collecting path has changed direction about once every month.

When I’ve decided for a set to go for, I’ve soon realize it’s nearly impossible, or a ten year project. I’ve decided twice to go for the Cup Limited Logos insert set, simply because it’s gorgeous. And while you’re at it, you of course want the best patches available, which are always costly, even with a normally low-interest player.

First I tried out More >

Montreal Collectors’ International Card Show

Guest article by CoolHandLuke

Centre Paul Charbonneau, Montreal QC

October 24th,25th, and 26th, 2008


Montreal Collectors’ International Card Show is one of the only annual shows that have sport cards in the Montreal area. Since the end of the 90s, most card show disappeared from the scene. I did speak with a cards shop owner that was at every show in the 80s and 90s. I met him this summer at his shop, sitting in the middle of pile of O-Pee-Chee vintage cards listing them for his eBay store. Back then, he told me he abandoned doing shows but he was there More >

My First Official NHL Game

Guest article by LeAndre

Yes indeed, I’ve been waiting for this moment for 19 long years and boy it feels like the wait is almost over! Tonight is the first official NHL game in Stockholm Sweden between the Ottawa Senators and the Pittsburgh Penguins. While I support Chicago, I was still extremely excited about this game.  In Europe, we watch games all winter long following the NHL as any other fan in Canada or America does. So why shouldn’t we have the privilege to watch a few live games a year? It surely won’t hurt anyone will it?


As soon as my More >

Europe Bound?

By Karine Hains, Editor-In-Chief

To many, North America is sports heaven; the NHL, the NBA, the NFL and MLB plenty of exciting sports to watch and get into. Having been born in Canada (in Québec to be exact), I got to enjoy sports heaven until I was 22, which is when I immigrated to England. Moving to another country is quite an experience, plenty of ups and downs but once you’re settled, you realize what you really miss from what you could almost call your past life. For instance, getting the newspaper in the morning and starting to read it from More >

Habs Centennial Activities Report

Guest article by CoolHandLuke

Centennial Program Launch

On Wednesday September 24th, 2008, the Montreal Canadiens unveiled the details surrounding the club’s centennial program which will last until its 100th anniversary on December 4th, 2009. As well as unveiling the centennial program, they presented eight players six of which were wearing older jerseys from the past and two who were wearing the jerseys of the Western and Eastern conference which will be used at the All-Star game. The team will be wearing the six older jerseys during special “Jersey Night” matches throughout the festivities. The new high definition scoreboard was also revealed on More >

“Terrible” Ted Green

Guest article by Hockeygrampy

It’s funny how you look back at days gone by, especially when they are from so many years ago!  Growing up as a kid attending various Bruins games with my family offers only small glimpses of those days.  But now that I am older, some of those glimpses into the past become a bit clearer somehow.

How quickly one becomes steadfast on the memories of the greatest players you so fondly remember as a kid!  Of course, Bobby Orr is the standout in my mind, often recalling the great moments so clearly imbedded in my memory.  The visions More >