Minnesota's General Manager Lou Nanne resigned after over 20 years with the club as a player, coach and GM. As General Manager, the North Stars had a record of 331-336-134, winning Norris Division titles in 1981-82 and 1983-84.
January 27 Tampa Bay Lightning acquired defenseman Darryl Sydor and a fourth-round draft pick in 2004 from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for center Alexander Svitov and a third-round draft pick in 2004.
95 UD BAP # 26 Pulled black sharpie auto from a pack.
#walletcard goes outside this week and goes shopping again
Here's Rick helping me pick up some food up and also help me win a contest. I got a free coupon to pick up these Lou's meals, take a picture in the store and submit a picture eating the meal. This could be worth a $500.00 gift card. Maybe Rick and I don't win #walletcard but maybe free food.
New York's Chuck Rayner posted his fourth shutout of the season (and the 6th of his career) and nearly scored an empty-net goal as the Rangers beat Toronto 1-0. Rayner skated 30 feet up ice and fired the puck wide of the net.
After spending the week stuck inside my wallet, it was time for #walletcard to venture outdoors. Time to get some groceries at The Brantford Farmers market. We get most of our fruits and vegetable there. Here, Rick was inspecting the heads of lettuce to make the salad. Not very exciting for the first time out but hey, we did get out.
Over at A Cardboard Problem, Sooz is hosting the 2014 BIP Awardsto celebrate the card collecting community on the blogosphere and social media. Go over and vote for your favourites.
Vincent Damphousse scored 4 goals in an 11-5 Campbell Conference win over the Wales at the NHL All Star Game in Chicago.
Original wire photo dated Jan 19 1991 showing this accomplishment. I have around 40 signed wirephotos but they are mostly game action. This is one of the few actually showing a highlight from the game sheet. Obtained blue sharpie auto IP.
Boston's Pete Peeters recorded his 100th career NHL victory in the Bruins' 4-3 win over the visiting Minnesota North Stars. Tom Fergus scored the game winner at 19:46 of the third period, after picking up two assists earlier in the game.
original wire photo dated Nov 16 1988 Obtained black sharpie auto IP.
Roland Melanson got his first shutout with Los Angeles (the second of his career) as the Kings beat Vancouver, 4-0 at the Forum. It was Mike Murphy's first win as coach of the Kings, since replacing Pat Quinn.
Bill Lesuk scored the only hat trick of his NHL career, Serge Bernier had two goals and two assists and Gerry Foley added four assists in the Flyers' 10-3 win over the Oakland Seals at the Spectrum. Flyers scored six power play goals in the game.
Oops, wrong one. This is the one my wife says I have.
This is a Tilley--Genuine Leather-Made in Canada wallet. It has lots of wear and has plenty of room to house my card.
Usually full of plastic, credit and bank cards and loyalty cards. Right now, some Christmas money left to spend.
And the honour goes to
The man they called "Squid" Rick Vaive
84/85 OPC # 313
Former Leafs captain and first in franchise history to score 50 goals in a season. I'm mainly a hockey guy (baseball, read Blue Jays, is secondary) That's enough for me to want this card to share my journey this year.
And the first stop is my workplace. Since I'm now working from home, the commute is short and the wear and tear on Mr. Vaive is minimal.
Now, back into the wallet. The visit is over and I have work to do.
First off, I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. 2015, halfway into the decade. It seems like just yesterday when we were worried about Y2K. If you are too young to remember, you can look it up here and see what the hysteria was all about. And to start off the year, I am now sitting at 263/267. Just to refresh your mind on my project, I'm running a This Day in NHL History (with a little WHA and Team Canada thrown in) theme. I'm trying to post an autographed card from my collection of something that occurred on that particular day. This is somewhat similar to my Todays Birthday theme from a couple of years ago. With just under 100 more days to go, my success rate is higher than I anticipated. It also got me to start using Zistleto inventory my collection. So far, it shows I have 85,519 hockey cards out of 104,480 cards input. Hope to have the rest added sometime this year. Fun times to be had. Now, this is what you've all been waiting for. This Day in NHL History 1988 Jan 1
Doug Bodger had one of Pittsburgh's goals in a 5-3 loss to the Washington Capitals.