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’89 Flames added to Spring 2014 Expo autograph lineup

Posted on 27th February 2014 by hockeymedia in Signings,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo Stars of the Game autograph guest list will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Calgary Flames first Stanley Cup victory in 1989. Already booked for May 4, the Spring 2014 Expo is scheduled to feature Theoren Fleury, Doug Gilmour and Joe Nieuwendyk.

Also to be celebrated at this year’s Spring 2014 Expo, the Stars of the Game autograph guest list will pay tribute to the 1974 Philadelphia Flyers.

Gilmour and Nieuwendyk are honoured members of the Hockey Hall of Fame, with Fleury sure to join them one day in the future. All three players went on to play for other NHL teams, with Fleury briefly leading the NHL in scoring with the Rangers, Gilmour earning fame with the Maple Leafs, and Nieuwendyk winning two more Stanley Cups with the Dallas Stars and New Jersey Devils.

The price for a Fleury or Nieuwendyk autograph is $35 for a regular item or $45 for a bulky item. The pricing for Gilmour autographs has not yet been announced.

Additional autograph guests will be announced in the lead up to the Spring 2014 Expo.

ABOUT THE SPORTCARD & MEMORABILIA EXPO
This year’s Spring 2014 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo runs May 2-4 at the Toronto International Centre in Mississauga, ON (just a few kilometres away from the Toronto Pearson International Airport). The show is billed as North America’s largest hockey collector’s show. For more information on the show, please visit sportcardexpo.com.

Fleury to sign autographs at Pro Am Fancave on Saturday

Posted on 20th February 2014 by hockeymedia in Signings,The Want List | Tags:

NHLStanley Cup winner and Olympic champion Theoren Fleury will sign autographs this Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at the Pro Am Fancave. Fleury will be on location in Edmonton from 2-3pm.

The Pro Am Sports Fancave is located at 12728 St. Albert Trail NW. The cost for a Fleury autograph is $35.

Fleury was a Stanley Cup winner with the Calgary Flames in 1989. It turned out to be quite the launch for the enigmatic forward, who went on to captain the Flames in the mid 1990s. He was also a two-time Flames Molson Cup award winner for three-star selection and a one-time NHL Second Team All-Star.

At the international level, Fleury helped Canada win gold at the 1991 Canada Cup and the Salt Lake 2002 Olympics. After his career, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

’89 Flames sign autographs at The Card Show in Calgary

Posted on 21st November 2013 by hockeymedia in Shows,Signings,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThree winners from the 1989 Stanley Cup champion Calgary Flames will sign autographs this weekend at The Card Show, Calgary Edition. Tim Hunter and Jim Peplinski will sign on Saturday Nov. 23 while Joel Otto will sign with junior Hitmen player Jake Virtanen on Sunday Nov. 24.

The two-day 2013 weekend show takes place at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre at 2120 16th Avenue NE. Show hours are Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 3pm. Admission is $5 for adults or $8 for a weekend pass; admission for kids 12 and under is free when accompanied by an adult.

Not only is on-site parking free, but so too is wifi, which means collectors will be able to tweet their favourite moments of the show throughout the weekend.

The price for any of the three former Flames is $20 per autograph. On Saturday, Hunter signs from 11am to noon while Peplinski signs from 12:30 to 1:30pm. On Sunday, Otto signs from 11am to noon.

Jake Virtanen autographs are just $5 each. Virtanen is scheduled to sign after the Hitmen’s Sunday practice.

Calgary Flames unveil new Third Jerseys

Posted on 29th October 2013 by hockeymedia in Game-Used,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe Calgary Flames have unveiled a new Third Jersey that will be worn for the first time on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. The red jerseys feature a small, black Flames “C” with the word Calgary in script overtop the logo.

The new jerseys will be worn for 12 home games during the 2013-14 NHL season. Over the next two months, they will be worn Nov. 1, Nov. 16, Dec. 10, Dec. 27, Dec. 29 and Dec. 31. Then in the new year, they will be worn Jan. 11, Jan. 16, Feb. 1, Mar. 5, Mar. 28 and Apr. 11.

“Personally I like it because I am very proud of our city and every time the Flames wear our third jersey ‘Calgary’ is front and centre on television screens and newspapers around the world,” said Jim Peplinski, Calgary Flames VP, Business Development. “Many of our fans have been asking us for a third jersey. We listen. And we believe we have delivered a third jersey that will appeal to those who wanted a third jersey while adding to our classic vintage jersey and solid current jersey.”

The hockey jerseys were unveiled at the inaugural Flames Fest Presented by Calgary CO-OP at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Oct. 27.

MORE FROM THE CALGARY FLAMES
The Flaming C logo remains the primary logo along with the world “Calgary.” A western style shoulder yoke and tie down laces on the front represents strong western heritage. Along with a new shoulder patch, created to celebrate the unique landscape of southern Alberta

The jersey also features a new two colour name and number font but also keeps with tradition by including the Atlanta A for the assistant captain letter.

The uniform still maintains its high performance qualities as the current uniform including increased range of motion and significant weight reduction on the crests compared to standard two layer twill. The uniform will consist of a new style sock but will use the same black pant and gloves. A black helmet will also be worn but will include the new script logo on the sides.

Game jerseys: Calgary Flames

Posted on 1st January 2013 by hockeymedia in 2012-13,GAME JERSEYS | Tags: ,

NHLCALGARY FLAMES • 40 TEAMS IN 40 WEEKS • WEEK 15 • Every Tuesday throughout the 2012-13 hockey season, we’ll look at significant auction action from another professional hockey team (active or defunct). We will highlight (if available) the top-5 auction results as well as a few results of modern jerseys for those teams that are still active (especially those sourced by one of our favourite The Want List hockey magazine sponsors, the MeiGray Group).
Be sure to pick up your copy of the
Vintage Collector’s Almanac & Price Guide at your favourite hockey collector store. You can also purchase your copy online via theWantList.ca.


Daniel Bouchard game-used jersey sold by Classic Collectibles

ATLANTA 5

1. 1979(circa) Atlanta Flames Daniel Bouchard game-used jersey
High bid of $4,376 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, Mar. 29, 2011)
2. 1970s Atlanta Flames Bill Clement game-used jersey
High bid of $3,283 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, May 31, 2005)
3. 1970s Atlanta Flames Dan Bouchard game-used jersey
High bid of $2,446 U.S. (Leland’s, Dec. 10, 2004)
4. 1979-80 Atlanta Flames Paul Henderson game-used jersey
High bid of $2,179 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, Nov. 18, 2005)
5. 1975-76 Atlanta Flames Bill Clement game-used jersey
High bid of $2,100 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, Mar. 29, 2011)

CALGARY 5

1. 1988 Calgary Flames Brett Hull game-used jersey
High bid of $7,876 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, May 6, 2003)
2. 1986 Calgary Flames Brett Hull game-used jersey
High bid of $7,414 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, June 10, 2008)
3. 1987-88 Calgary Flames Brett Hull game-used jersey
High bid of $4,177 U.S. (Gamewornauctions.net, May 16, 2007)
4. 1989 Calgary Flames Al MacInnis game-used jersey (Stanley Cup final)
High bid of $3,836 U.S. (Leland’s, May 30, 2003)
5. 1982-83 Calgary Flames Lanny McDonald game-used jersey
High bid of $3,256 U.S. (Gamewornauctions.net, May 24, 2011)

MODERN 5

1. 1990-91 Calgary Flames Al Macinnis game-used jersey
High bid of $2,780 U.S. (Gamewornauctions.net, Nov. 16, 2007)
2. 1990-91 Calgary Flames Doug Gilmour game-used jersey
High bid of $2,442 U.S. (Gamewornauctions.net, Nov. 16, 2007)
3. 2010-11 Calgary Flames Jarome Iginla game-used jersey
High bid of $2,200 U.S. (MeiGray Jukka Nieminen auction, Dec. 30, 2010)
4. 1991-92 Calgary Flames Al MacInnis game-used jersey
High bid of $1,898 U.S. (Gamewornauctions.net, May 16, 2008)
5. 2009-10 Calgary Flames Miikka Kiprusoff game-used jersey
High bid of $1,770 U.S. (MeiGray, Apr. 15, 2010)

HEROES OF YEAR TWO

The Flames second season in Calgary was 1981-82. The team again made the playoffs, but this time were swept by the Canucks in the opening round. The team’s new captain was Phil Russell while the team’s scoring leader was Guy Chouinard. Two scoring stars that joined the team during the seasons were Mel Bridgman (from Philadelphia) and Lanny McDonald (from Colorad). The team’s goalies were Pat Riggin and Réjean Lemelin.

HALL OF JERSEYS

Seven former Flames are today honoured members of the Hockey Hall of Fame: #2 Al MacInnis, #7 Joe Mullen, #9 Lanny McDonald, #16 Brett Hull, #25 Joe Nieuwendyk, #31 Grant Fuhr, and #39 Doug Gilmour. The Flames have retired two jersey numbers, #9 McDonald and #30 Mike Vernon.

GAME EDITION 2012-13

The Calgary Flames current captain is #12 Jarome Iginla. The team’s alternate captain is #4 Jay Bouwmeester. The Flames’ goalies are #34 Miikka Kiprusoff and #35 Henrik Karlsson. (To see the Flames’ entire roster, please visit flames.com.)

Stanley Cup winners: 1989 Calgary Flames

Posted on 30th September 2012 by hockeymedia in 2012-13,STANLEY CUP | Tags:

NHLSTANLEY CUP WINNERS • WEEK 1 • Every Sunday during the 2012-13 hockey season, we will highlight a past Stanley Cup championship team, working our way back in time from 1989 to 1950. The series will highlight the two teams from the championship final, the winning team’s road to the Stanley Cup, the Conn Smythe Trophy winner, plus a few other stars from the championship campaign. When it comes to the Stanley Cup winners, we will highlight some autograph values as published in the 2012 Vintage Collector’s Almanac & Price Guide.
BUY THE BOOK: Be sure to pick up your copy of the 2012 Vintage Collector’s Almanac & Price Guide at popular hockey collector stores or online via theWantList.ca.

1989 STANLEY CUP: FLAMES WIN FIRST PLAYOFF TITLE

NHLThe Calgary Flames won their first Stanley Cup in 1989, defeating the Montréal Canadiens in six games from May 14-25. Like they did three years earlier, the Flames fell behind after losing the second and third games of the final. Unlike three years earlier, the Flames bounced back, this time winning games four, five and six to clinch the Stanley Cup. In the series finale at the Montréal Forum, Doug Gilmour scored two goals in the third period of a 4-2 win.

ROAD TO THE 1989 STANLEY CUP: FLAMES IN THE PLAYOFFS

The Flames won 16 of 22 games en route to their Stanley Cup victory in 1989. After winning the Presidents’ Trophy with the best record during the regular season, the Flames needed all seven games – plus overtime – to eliminate the Vancouver Canucks in the opening round. The Flames then swept the Los Angeles Kings, eliminated the Chicago Blackhawks in five games, and then beat the Canadiens in six games.

CONN SMYTHE TROPHY WINNER: AL MacNNIS

Calgary Flames’ defenceman Al MacInnis won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the 1989 playoffs. MacInnis led all playoff scorers with 31 points, compiling a 17-game scoring streak during the 22-game run. He also led all scorers in the final series with five goals and nine points in six games against the Canadiens. As listed in the 2012 Vintage Collector’s Almanac & Price Guide, a MacInnis 8″x10″ signed photo costs approximately $50.

STARS OF THE 1989 CALGARY FLAMES

Along with MacInnis, four other players from the 1989 Calgary Flames have since become honoured members of the Hockey Hall of Fame: Doug Gilmour, Lanny McDonald, Joe Mullen and Joe Nieuwendyk. The cost to purchase signed photos of those four stars are $60 for Gilmour, $45 for McDonald, $50 for Mullen and $65 for Nieuwendyk. Other stars on that 1989 team included Joel Otto, Theoren Fleury and goalie Mike Vernon.

Flames year-end equipment sale

Posted on 24th May 2012 by hockeymedia in Game-Used,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe Calgary Flames Fan Attic store will hold its annual Authentic Equipment Sale this Satruday, May 26, 2012. The sale runs 8am to 1pm at the Scotiabank Saddledome at 555 Saddledome Rise SE.

The sale includes “game-used sticks, skates, jerseys, helmets, gloves and more.” There is also a 35-80% discount on non-collectable /equipment merchandise (including Flames, Hitmen, Roughnecks and Canada).

For more information, please contact the Fan Attic store at 1.877.477.2177.

MacInnis first to be honoured Forever a Flame

Posted on 25th February 2012 by hockeymedia in The Want List,Tribute | Tags:

NHLThe Calgary Flames will honour Al MacInnis on Monday, Feb. 27 as part of the new Forever a Flame program. The program, unveiled earlier this month, will pay tribute to members of the Flames organization. MacInnis will be honoured in the pre-game ceremony at the Scotiabank Saddledome before the Flames-Blues game.

“I am truly honoured to receive this recognition as a member of the Flames family and to have my name and number recognized by one of the finest hockey teams I have ever had the pleasure to compete on,” said MacInnis. “The Forever A Flame program serves a multitude of purposes but most importantly for me as a former player, it permits a bright young player in the future to wear my number and the tradition that accompanies it.”

Accordingly, the Flames have explained that a ‘special banner for the honouree will be hoisted and remain on permanent display at the Scotiabank Saddledome. “Forever A Flame” is also the beginning of an on concourse display area being created and dedicated to past and future honourees.’

“We are thrilled to add Al as an honouree in what will be a group of individuals who we consider to be Forever Flames,” said Flames President & CEO Ken King.

MORE FROM THE CALGARY FLAMES
MacInnis was drafted by the Flames in the first round, 15th overall, of the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. Although he played a handful of games for the Flames in both 1981-82 and 1982-83, MacInnis continued his junior career, which included a Memorial Cup championship in 1982. After spending the early part of the 1983-84 season with the CHL’s Colorado Flames, MacInnis became a full-time member of the Calgary Flames blue-line later that season, playing 51 games and scoring 11 goals and 34 assists for 45 points.

While with the Flames, he played in eight All-Star Games, but more importantly, was a key component of a Stanley Cup championship for Calgary in 1989. For his contributions in the playoffs that spring, including 7 goals and 24 assists in 22 games, MacInnis was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy. In 803 games played with the Flames, MacInnis recorded 822 points. He also holds the career franchise record for assists (609).

MacInnis left Alberta having evolved into one of the top defencemen in the NHL. On November 12, 2007, MacInnis became the 10th member in the history of the Calgary Flames organization to be honoured with induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

MacInnis made contributions to the Flames organization over the course of 13 seasons in Calgary and now will eternally be remembered in the hearts and memories of Flames fans forever by his induction into the “Forever A Flame” program.

Flames McCrimmon jerseys

Posted on 31st January 2012 by hockeymedia in Auctions,Game-Used,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe Calgary Flames will auction a set of pre-game Brad “McCrimmon” jerseys that were worn before the Flames-Detroit Red Wings hockey game on Jan. 31. The jerseys were worn in honour of McCrimmon, who was one of 43 persons that died when Yak-Service Flight 9634 crashed near Yaroslav on Sep. 7, 2011 (the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash).

“Beast (McCrimmon) was a quiet individual who, in my opinion, had a very deep and thorough understanding of the game,” said former teammate Jim Peplinski. “I took great pride and pleasure and a lot of appreciation in talking to Brad about parts of the game that he saw in a way I certainly didn’t and many others didn’t.”

Details on the auction will be available via http://flames.nhl.com/. Proceeds from the auction will benefit “Love4Lokomotiv”.

MORE FROM THE CALGARY FLAMES
The pre-game ceremony on Jan. 31 featured a video tribute to McCrimmon as well as an on-ice presentation. Following the tribute video, everyone in attendance was asked to observe a “moment of applause” in lieu of the traditional “moment of silence” to acknowledge his contributions to the sport of hockey.

A tribute logo has been created “4 Brad” which was displayed on the Flames players helmets during the game and commemorative McCrimmon jerseys were worn by the Flames players during the pre-game warm-up.

McCrimmon was known as a prolific scorer while playing in junior. He played for the Brandon Wheat Kings for three seasons, collecting an astounding 279 points during his tenure with the club. In his final year in the WCHL, he managed 24 goals and was just two points shy of hitting the 100 point mark.

The Wheat Kings made the postseason for all three seasons McCrimmon played for them and he was key in their success in the playoffs. He averaged more than a point per game and he was able to help his team make it all the way to the Memorial Cup in the 1978-79 season.

McCrimmon also represented Canada twice at the World Junior Hockey Championships.

Drafted in the first round draft, 15th overall, of the 1979 NHL Entry Draft by Boston, McCrimmon spent three seasons with the Bruins before being dealt to the Philadelphia Flyers for goaltender Pete Peeters. He ended playing with the Flyers for five years where he was able to set career highs at a professional level in both goals (15) and points (56) in the 1985-86 campaign.

He was traded to the Flames after the summer of 1987. In addition to his ability to provide offence from the blueline, he was steadfast in his own zone. He accrued a +109 rating through 231 games played with Calgary. In his first year with the Flames, he posted a +48 rating – a league-high that season.

He was a key player for the club during their run to the Stanley Cup in 1989. He played in every game during the playoffs, earning three assists, and was depended upon to keep the opposition’s top players at bay.

An invaluable leader both on and off the ice, McCrimmon was handed the captaincy by the Flames for the 1989-90 season. The Flames traded McCrimmon to the Detroit Red Wings after the 1989-90 season ended. He spent three years with the Red Wings before moving on to the Hartford Whalers for three seasons. He ended his playing career with the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1996-97 season.

In total, he played 1222 regular season games, scored 81 goals, 322 assists and 403 points. McCrimmon played in 116 postseason tilts, managing 11 goals and 29 points. His career plus-minus rating, a +444, is only rivaled by seven players in NHL history.

McCrimmon would join the Flames organization for a second time on August 8, 2000 when he was named an assistant coach with the club. He also spent time as an assistant coach for the New York Islanders (1997-98 through 1998-99), Atlanta Thrashers (2003-04 through 2007-08) and the Detroit Red Wings (2008-09 through 2010-11).

He left the Red Wings organization in May, opting to take a head coaching job with the KHL’s Lokomotiv team.

Game jerseys: Calgary Flames

Posted on 29th November 2011 by hockeymedia in 40 TEAMS IN 40 WEEKS (2011-12) | Tags: ,

NHLCALGARY FLAMES • 40 TEAMS IN 40 WEEKS • WEEK 9 • Every Tuesday throughout the 2011-12 hockey season, we’ll look at significant auction action from another professional hockey team (active or defunct). We will highlight (if available) the top-5 auction results as listed in the 2012 Vintage Collector’s Almanac & Price Guide. We will also feature a few results of modern jerseys for those teams that are still active (especially those sourced by one of our favourite The Want List hockey magazine sponsors, the MeiGray Group).
Be sure to pick up your copy of the
2012 Vintage Collector’s Almanac & Price Guide at magazine stores (in Canada) or popular hockey collector stores. You can also purchase your copy online via theWantList.ca.


Daniel Bouchard game-used jersey sold by Classic Collectibles

ATLANTA 5

1. 1979(circa) Atlanta Flames Daniel Bouchard game-used jersey
High bid of $4,376 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, Mar. 29, 2011)
2. 1970s Atlanta Flames Bill Clement game-used jersey
High bid of $3,283 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, May 31, 2005)
3. 1970s Atlanta Flames Dan Bouchard game-used jersey
High bid of $2,446 U.S. (Leland’s, Dec. 10, 2004)
4. 1979-80 Atlanta Flames Paul Henderson game-used jersey
High bid of $2,179 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, Nov. 18, 2005)
5. 1975-76 Atlanta Flames Bill Clement game-used jersey
High bid of $2,100 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, Mar. 29, 2011)

CALGARY 5

1. 1988 Calgary Flames Brett Hull game-used jersey
High bid of $7,876 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, May 6, 2003)
2. 1986 Calgary Flames Brett Hull game-used jersey
High bid of $7,414 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, June 10, 2008)
3. 1987-88 Calgary Flames Brett Hull game-used jersey
High bid of $4,177 U.S. (Gamewornauctions.net, May 16, 2007)
4. 1989 Calgary Flames Al MacInnis game-used jersey (Stanley Cup final)
High bid of $3,836 U.S. (Leland’s, May 30, 2003)
5. 1982-83 Calgary Flames Lanny McDonald game-used jersey
High bid of $3,256 U.S. (Gamewornauctions.net, May 24, 2011)

MODERN 5

1. 1990-91 Calgary Flames Al Macinnis game-used jersey
High bid of $2,780 U.S. (Gamewornauctions.net, Nov. 16, 2007)
2. 1990-91 Calgary Flames Doug Gilmour game-used jersey
High bid of $2,442 U.S. (Gamewornauctions.net, Nov. 16, 2007)
3. 2010-11 Calgary Flames Jarome Iginla game-used jersey
High bid of $2,200 U.S. (MeiGray Jukka Nieminen auction, Dec. 30, 2010)
4. 1991-92 Calgary Flames Al MacInnis game-used jersey
High bid of $1,898 U.S. (Gamewornauctions.net, May 16, 2008)
5. 2009-10 Calgary Flames Miikka Kiprusoff game-used jersey
High bid of $1,770 U.S. (MeiGray, Apr. 15, 2010)

HEROES OF YEAR ONE

The Flames first season in Calgary was 1980-81 after spending eight seasons in Atlanta. The team’s first captain in Calgary was #22 Brad Marsh. Heroes from that first season included #14 Kent Nilsson (scoring leader), #16 Guy Chouinard, #25 Willi Plett, and #23 Paul Reinhart. The team’s goalies were #1 Pat Riggin (wins leader), Réjean Lemelin, and #30 Daniel Bouchard (before a trade to the Nordiques).

HALL OF JERSEYS

Seven former Flames are today honoured members of the Hockey Hall of Fame: #2 Al MacInnis, #7 Joe Mullen, #9 Lanny McDonald, #16 Brett Hull, #25 Joe Nieuwendyk, #31 Grant Fuhr, and #39 Doug Gilmour. The Flames have retired two jersey numbers, #9 McDonald and #30 Mike Vernon.

GAME EDITION 2011-12

The Calgary Flames current captain is #12 Jarome Iginla. The team’s alternate captain is #4 Jay Bouwmeester. Other team stars are #40 Alex Tanguay, #13 Olli Jokinen and #17 Rene Bourque. The Flames’ goalies are #34 Miikka Kiprusoff and #35 Henrik Karlsson. (To see the Flames’ entire roster, please visit flames.com.)