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    SPGU Group Break Guide!

    Hey guys, after getting the checklist late last night I managed to finish my guide this morning and posted it on the new site for them that is under construction here: http://gbguides.weebly.com

    Currently I have a 12/13 Black Diamond and SPGU posted.

    Some quick hits from the site:
    Flop's Top 3:

    1. Los Angeles Kings: Well, this makes it two products in a row that I have the LA Kings featured as the #1 overall pick. Why? With a whopping 107 cards in the product, including the net cards which seem to fall 1 per case, they are a can't pass up team. They are the best team in this product hands down.
    2. St. Louis Blues: Yes, that is right. The Blues a #2. The reasoning? Quantity, with the chance of a huge hit in the Schwartz Rookie /9. 76 cards puts them at a solid number 2, and with some nasty Supreme Materials, you could find yourself very happy.
    3. Boston Bruins: Two products in a row at the number 3 spot. Why? Quantity and quality. Once again, the Bruins have a few rookies, and also have a fair number of veterans scattered throughout the product. They are the most rounded team in the product.

    Go Big Or Go Home

    • Montreal Canadiens: They have a modest amount of cards that ranks them at 18 in the entire product for total amount of cards. However, they have some really nice pieces in the product. You may not hit it big every time, but you can get a premium for some of the cards. They also have a Carey Price Shield.
    • Edmonton Oilers: 47 cards, a few Gretzky items, and, although they have an average number of cards, they are a team that will be taken higher because of that "Take It To The Bank" potential; in other words, the money cards.
    • Washington: The ultimate example of the risk/reward team. Although they only have 24 cards, which ranks them at 25th, they have 2 shields, and big names. They can show up and perform as the best of the best, or be non-existent. Kind of like Alex Semin's playoff performance.

    The Sleepers:

    1. Dallas Stars: Rookies, volume, and some big names like Jagr, Belfour, make this team a solid pick that will more often than not drop into the late teens.
    2. Ottawa Senators: Surprisingly, they appear on 59 cards, ranking them 5th of total cards. Hits like Erik Karlsson Draft Day Marks can be found, as well as Jakob Silfverberg and Mark Stone rookies.
    3. Islanders: This one is hard to believe. They have the same amount of cards as Philadelphia. They also have super high-end hits, like John Tavares Draft Day Marks, some Mike Bossy stuff, and some rookies. Definitely a great team that will drop.
    4. Honourable Mentions: Calgary Flames, New Jersey, Anaheim Ducks

    The Duds:

    1. Vancouver Canucks: ~19 total cards, albeit some really nice stuff, they will be picked higher than what they should be.
    2. Phoenix Coyotes: Besides a rookie, Coyotes have practically no cards in this. They're normally a dead team anyways though.
    3. Winnipeg Jets: A couple more cards than Vancouver, nothing really outstanding to me on the checklist.


    The good ol' By The Numbers (
    amount of cards the team has in the product to my knowledge, putting any Team Canada/All-Star cards with their current team or if they are retired to the team they played the most games for. On the right is my draft order.)
    breakdown (Numbers on the far right represent the amount of shields each team has):


    Los Angeles
    107
    3
    St. Louis
    76
    2
    Colorado
    68
    1
    Boston
    60
    3
    Ottawa
    59
    2
    Calgary
    54
    3
    Pittsburgh
    54
    2
    Islanders
    52

    Philadelphia
    52
    3
    Rangers
    51
    1
    Dallas
    50
    2
    Edmonton
    47

    New Jersey
    47
    1
    Anaheim
    46
    2
    Nashville
    44

    Detroit
    39
    1
    Montreal
    39
    1
    Toronto
    38

    Carolina
    29
    1
    Chicago
    26

    Minnesota
    26

    Buffalo
    25

    San Jose
    24

    Washington
    24
    2
    Tampa Bay
    23

    Columbus
    22

    Winnipeg
    22

    Vancouver
    19

    Florida
    17

    Phoenix
    10


    And my personal draft order!
    1. Los Angeles Kings
    2. St. Louis Blues
    3. Boston Bruins
    4. New York Rangers
    5. Colorado Avalanche
    6. Pittsburgh Penguins
    7. Ottawa Senators
    8. Calgary Flames
    9. Philadelphia Flyers
    10. Edmonton Oilers
    11. New York Islanders
    12. New Jersey Devils
    13. Detroit Red Wings
    14. Montreal Canadiens
    15. Anaheim Ducks
    16. Dallas Stars
    17. Toronto Maple Leafs
    18. Nashville Predators
    19. Washington Capitals
    20. Chicago Blackhawks
    21. Buffalo Sabres
    22. Carolina Hurricanes
    23. San Jose Sharks
    24. Vancouver Canucks
    25. Tampa Bay Lightning
    26. Minnesota Wild
    27. Winnipeg Jets
    28. Columbus Blue Jackets
    29. Florida Panthers
    30. Phoenix Coyotes

    Any questions, feel free to ask me!
    Main wants: Schneider Cup RPA, OEL 1/1s and highends
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    Wow that must have taken some time to make! Thanks doing that for us :)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackstromCaps19 View Post
    Wow that must have taken some time to make! Thanks doing that for us :)!
    No problem! It's not bad with the right tools.
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    That's a really cool concept! How long does it take you to put together something like this?

    Pretty neat that the Kings have the most (quantity) and arguably some of the very best (quality) cards in the product. Nice blend there.

    I'd always take the Habs, though, regardless of their rankings. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by RGM81 View Post
    That's a really cool concept! How long does it take you to put together something like this?

    Pretty neat that the Kings have the most (quantity) and arguably some of the very best (quality) cards in the product. Nice blend there.

    I'd always take the Habs, though, regardless of their rankings. LOL
    Between watching breaks, counting up the cards and stuff to figure out rankings, about 6 hours or so at least. Even though I rarely get in them, I love to help out :)

    Also, it can get extremely frustrating when you miss a subset.
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    I did 3 breaks last night. I got Columbus, Anaheim and Nashville. Columbus was a waste yielding one dual of Goloubef and I forget the other player. Nashville got me a couple letters and Anaheim wound up with a few single jerseys.
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    Very cool stuff. Yea LA will pay for any break you get them in. I was in 1 break last night and got the RNH Draft Day Marks /10 (redemption) a dual jersey and the Hall Inked Sweater /50

    I'm glad I got the Oil but with your list I most likely would have taken a different team. Glad I got lucky

    Great job on the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hossa18sens View Post
    Very cool stuff. Yea LA will pay for any break you get them in. I was in 1 break last night and got the RNH Draft Day Marks /10 (redemption) a dual jersey and the Hall Inked Sweater /50

    I'm glad I got the Oil but with your list I most likely would have taken a different team. Glad I got lucky

    Great job on the list.
    You lucked out with some solid hits. Edmonton is a go big or go home kind of team as stated above. All players included are high-profile and have a solid bv.
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    Great guide! I myself will use these if you keep making them haha :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hossa18sens View Post
    Very cool stuff. Yea LA will pay for any break you get them in. I was in 1 break last night and got the RNH Draft Day Marks /10 (redemption) a dual jersey and the Hall Inked Sweater /50

    I'm glad I got the Oil but with your list I most likely would have taken a different team. Glad I got lucky

    Great job on the list.
    Quote Originally Posted by miscs75 View Post
    You lucked out with some solid hits. Edmonton is a go big or go home kind of team as stated above. All players included are high-profile and have a solid bv.
    Exactly. If you only care about making money, or getting the big hits, then go with the team you know has resale. Sometimes you strike Oil, other times you riot your way out. It's a guide, and not set in stone. Edmonton has a little bit of overhype just with the past few years, but when you hit you hit big with them.
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