1979 N.Y. Islanders Christmas Album

The gift that keeps on giving…even though no one asked for it!

Happy Holi-Chris-Kawan-Hana-whatever! I’m back to bring you hilarious joy as you decorate the domicile or as you just get around to throwing out the rotting Jack-o-lantern with some quality throw back “puck juck” from 1979!

These days, a lot of our hockey teams produce fun little videos celebrating the time of year and thanking the fans; it’s nice — and awkward as hell. The Boston Bruins put out a spectacular video in 2013, the San Jose Sharks owned 2014 with their ode to Holiday Sweaters, and the awkward nod to capitalism thanks to the Calgary Flames in 2015.

But, before we had the interwebs to entertain us with these holiday greetings, what cheer would we receive from our boys? Enter the 1979-80 New York Islanders!  Continue reading “1979 N.Y. Islanders Christmas Album”

“Hockey Today” Radio Appearance


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Earlier today, I was a guest on the radio show “Hockey Today,” hosted by Mick Kern. (Longtime Puck Junk readers will remember when I used to be a regular on “The War Room” with Mick from 2009 to 2011.)

Today, we talked about my upcoming “Making of Youngblood” article for The Hockey News, and then quite a bit about new and old hockey cards.

The clip is 15 1/2 minutes long, so enjoy.

Special thanks to Mick Kern and SiriusXM NHL Radio Network for providing the audio clip. ■

Audio: "Oilers Now" Radio Appearance

Yesterday, I was on a radio show called Oilers Now (630 CHED in Edmonton). I spoke with guest host Reid Wilkins about hockey cards and collectibles. Some of the things we discussed included the old Red Rooster trading card sets, the god-awful Wayne Gretzky doll (pictures below), how Mark Messier destroyed the Blackhawks in the 1990 Western Conference finals, cards of this year’s rookies and the World Junior Championships.

Broadcast Date: December 28, 2011

Time: 16 minutes 5 seconds


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The Wayne Gretzky doll made by Mattel in/around 1983.

Thanks to Reid Wilkins and CHED 630 for providing me the audio clip. You can check out the Oilers Now website here.