Carol Vadnais, 68, passes away

Two-time Stanley Cup winner Carol Vadnais has passed away. The 17-year NHL pro defenceman had played with the Montréal Canadiens, Oakland Seals and California Golden Seals, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, and New Jersey Devils. Once noted on the back of his hockey card as “a smooth skater and hard hitter," Vadnais was the third last player from the Original Six era to play in the NHL, finis[...]

Detroit giveaways announced for 2014-15 season

The Detroit Red Wings have announced details for the 2014-15 promotional campaign. This year's giveaways include bobble, ornaments, t-shirts, caps, dog tags, piggy banks, mugs, mini sticks, and even flip flops. There is even a plush Octopus giveaway on Kids Day. The annual Bobbles series features five players: Justin Abdelkader (Nov. 24), Jonathan Ericsson (Dec. 16), Gustav Nyquist (Jan. 20), D[...]

O-Pee-Chee Red redemptions back for 2014-15 season

The Upper Deck Company's annual O-Pee-Chee Red wrapper redemption program is back for another season. The Canada-exclusive program rewards collectors for every 50 O-Pee-Chee wrappers submitted this 2014-15 season. "The promotion will only be available through Upper Deck’s network of Certified Diamond Dealers in Canada," wrote Chris Carlin via the Upper Deck Blog. "The promotion is available w[...]

Blues look back for new jersey design

Just listen to Blues' legend Brett Hull: "I love the new uniform: it really gives a sense of a real classic uniform that inspires great play. When you put it on, it gives you an incredible sense of pride to wear it." The new St. Louis Blues hockey jerseys - both blue home and white away - were unveiled on Monday Aug. 25 at an Ice Breaker event in St. Louis. The new jerseys will be worn for this[...]

Future stars attend annual NHLPA Rookie Showcase

Thirty-three young hockey stars will attend the annual NHLPA Rookie Showcase this Saturday, Aug. 23 in Toronto. The young stars will be on the ice to get their pictures taken by hockey-card licensee the Upper Deck Company. "Thirty-three of the top NHL® prospects/rookies will gather in Toronto at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (site of the former Maple Leaf Gardens)," wrote the National Hockey Lea[...]


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