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Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle:
I recently acquired a fantastic card with an even better story. 2005-2006 Upper Deck Rookie Update featured Rookie Inspirations Dual Autos from a great class of rookies. My main man Ryan Getzlaf is thankfully in the set, and when I came across the below beaut of him paired with Hurricanes' center Eric Staal, I couldn't pass it up. I out-waited high prices and eventually nabbed a copy for a great price.Numbered 178/499, it has a high print-run and I ordinarily would have liked to spend a few bucks less. However, that's where the great story comes in. The card, as mentioned, is from '05-'06. However, I was unaware it even existed until the end of 2012 because Upper Deck didn't send these out - they were redemptions at the time of the product's release - until about 7 years after the product hit shelves.Staal was originally slated to be Senator Jason Spezza but UD ran into problems getting the card made. They eventually replaced Spezza with Staal, produced t...
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With both Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf are the Parise and Suter of this coming summer UFA Frenzy...Many are seriously questioning if the Ducks can possibly afford both or if in order to get both under contract they will have to move other salary (ex:Bobby Ryan)?
My sources say that despite the great start by Getzlaf if the Ducks can keep one of the pair it would...
The playoff races are beginning to heat up in the CHL and the good news for Hurricanes fans is that many of the team's prospects should be in the post-season this spring, which will give everyone a chance to get a closer look at their performance. One team that has already clinched a playoff spot in Keegan Lowe's Edmonton Oil Kings and Lowe himself has played a pretty big...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Jiri Tlusty and the Carolina Hurricanes concluded a grueling six-game road trip with a satisfying win over the Eastern Conference leading New Jersey Devils.
Tlusty scored two goals in the third period and Cam Ward made 26 saves as the Hurricanes beat the Devils 4-2 on Tuesday night, snapping New Jersey's five-game winning streak.
The Hurricanes had every...
Carolina Hurricanes at New York Islanders
7 p.m., Nassau Coliseum
TV: FS-Carolinas, MSG Plus
Despite the Hurricanes "so-so" 5-4-1 start to the year, they are still in the thick of things in the Southeast Division and are faced with a great opportunity in the latter stages of this road trip. They are still only one point out of first place thanks to a four-game losing...
Let's face it, the Hurricanes do not have a history of playing well against the Flyers, and this goes back to when the franchise was relocated to Raleigh. Since 1997, the Hurricanes have won only 30 of their 115 games against the Flyers and have earned points in a little over 36% of those games. Given that bit of information, some might be thankful that the Canes were able to...
After Tuesday's game with the white hot Chicago Blackhawks (10-0-2), The Anaheim Ducks will have reached the quarter mark on the season. Right now they stand at 8-2-1 with 17 points, first in the Pacific Division and second overall in the Western Conference. Not a bad start for a team that was picked to finish near the bottom of the conference.
The Ducks are doing this as...
Check out this fat cat sitting on a sofa contently watching hockey until his pesky caretaker comes along with a camera. The cat looks totally chill — watching the NHL game on TV — until the guy asks his furry bud if he likes the Ducks.
The feline's stare says it all.
Of course he likes the Ducks. He's a cat and cats like birds. He likes the Penguins too. And he...
Match-up - Carolina Hurricanes (6-4-1) @ New Jersey Devils (8-1-3)
Road/Home records - 4-2-1 -------------- 5-0-1
TV - MSG Plus, FS-Carolina
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
Season series - Tied 0-0
Last 10: Hurricanes 6-3-1 / Devils 6-1-3
Projected starting goalies - Dan Ellis (CAR) vs. Martin Brodeur (NJ)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
Carolina - 3.09 / 3...
You could describe the game between the St. Louis Blues and the Anaheim Ducks with a lot of phrases and words. Wild. Unpredictable. Back and forth. High scoring. Error filled. Wacky. The ones the coaches would use would be more colorful.
The most important description? Ducks win 6-5 in a shootout.
From the way it began, you would not have guessed...
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Anaheim Ducks at Chicago Blackhawks
United Center, Chicago
8:30PM Central/6:30PM Pacific
PRIME/CSN Chicago/WGN Radio
Yesterday, I noticed a measurable swell in Hawk Hysteria on social media, as well as a lot of mention of Patrick Kane as a Hart Trophy candidate. Hey, I said here at this time yesterday morning, that if Kane continues his current pace...