“‘This is really bad timing’ was my first thought,” says the now Memorial Cup–winning general manager of the Halifax Mooseheads. (ie. “It was during my first year in the minors. “I would have taken that — absolutely,” says, Otto, the assistant coach of the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen. © 2000-2020 Rogers Media. And in the 1980s, that meant you were a hockey-card nut as well. By checking this box, I agree to the terms of service and privacy policy of Rogers Media. That’s when I realized I wasn’t going to be an NHL player and had to follow a different career path. For comments and hip checks, feel free to contact Patrick at patrickhoffman3530@gmail.com or on Twitter at @pathoffman35. Score Golf's Lorne Rubenstein joined James and Perry to discuss Sean Connery's passing and how he spent a week with the late actor.

It was more wide open at the point.”.

When we can get together my wife and I will go out for dinner with Evanka and her husband. This card made absolutely no sense to my 10-year-old self. You can find him on Twitter @tshold. Enter your email below and we'll send you another email. One of the guys who was a reporter there has now been working at CPAC for years, and our behind the scenes go to guy moved on as well, and is now a Live Eye Op at CTV Toronto. “I was kind of excited just to have a card at that point. KR: As a kid I was a die hard Montreal Canadiens fan. I find collecting very relaxing and it is a great way to learn about the history of the game. KR: This is a question that I don’t have a specific answer to. And that made them awesome. Ken: First things first, work hard and do your job. KR: Well, as I said I tried to model myself after Wayne Gretzky. Don't miss out - sign up for our newsletters! You may have created an account with another Rogers Media account that can be used to sign in here. “I played in Fort Wayne for a bit my first year.

But they didn't always go as planned. Enter your email below and we'll send you another email. And that made them awesome. It’s right there in the fine print on the back of the card: “Acquired: Trade with Vancouver, 6-21-84.”, Snepsts says the Oilers hated the Flames and vice versa, but the Canucks didn’t have any real rivals back in the 1980s. But as my Mom would say, when you’re doing that, don’t be cocky, be confident. KR: It was just a natural extension of my love of hockey. 147 from The Press Zone on Podchaser, aired Tuesday, 27th October 2020.
“Oh my God, that’s funny,” says the Harvard grad.

The games we saw on TV weren’t in high definition and the cards we collected didn’t always have the sharpest photography.
These days, you’d be hard-pressed to find a cigarette ad anywhere, let alone in a hockey rink. By checking this box, I agree to the terms of service and privacy policy of Rogers Media. My favourite Habs were Lafleur, fellow Nova Scotian Mike McPhee, Shayne Corson, Stephane Richer, Mats Naslund and Brian Skrudland. One of the best things about working in the media is the people you get to meet. Images Courtesy ECW Press, © 2000-2020 Rogers Media. That’s what I look like when I’m mean? The Top 21 hockey cards of the NHL’s 21-team era, Ken Reid: Eight of the greatest hockey cards from my youth. Ken is also the author of five terrific hockey books. The Athletic's Harman Dayal joined James and Perry to discuss Loui Eriksson and the implications of sending him down to the minors. Taylor: How has networking helped your career? “Yeah, it was,” he says.

I got out of the hobby when I left for University but I’d still look at my old cards whenever I went back to my Dad’s place. I’d just taken a severe beating.