Puck Junk Podcast #15 – August 22, 2016

…with Sal Barry and Tim Parish.


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There were a lot of surprises in the NHL this summer. Sal and Tim compare eight big NHL news stories from the offseason, trying to determine which in each of these pairs was the crazier story:

Patrick Roy quitting as Avalanche coach
vs.
Randy Carlyle being re-hired as coach of the Ducks

Las Vegas getting an expansion team
vs.
The return of the World Cup of Hockey

P.K. Subban – Shea Weber trade
vs.
Taylor Hall – Adam Larsson trade

Jimmy Vesey free agent sweepstakes
vs.
Steven Stamkos re-signing with the Lightning

After that, we keep whittling it down until we agree which story caught took us by surprise the most.

Total Time: 1:07:56

Theme music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.

So, what do you think? What do you believe was the most surprising news story in the NHL this summer? Do you agree or disagree with Sal and Tim’s consensus? Leave a comment and let us know! ■

Puck Junk Podcast #14 – August 17, 2016

…with Sal Barry and Tim Parish.


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Twenty years ago, one of the most over-the-top hockey card sets was unleashed on unsuspecting collectors. Of course, we are talking about the Fleer Metal Universe set from 1996-97, which superimposed hockey players into weird cosmic settings.

Ever want to see Theoren Fleury on an alien planet with giant flowers, Felix Potvin catching an exploding puck, Dave Manson at the nucleus of an atom or Steve Yzerman with a frickin’ laser on his head?

If you said “Yes!” to any of those, well then, this is the set for you.

Podcast #14 is 36 minutes long and features rockin’ new intro music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.

Here are some of the cards that we talk about.

053_Curtis_Joseph

Curtis Joseph fighting off a swarm of flying eyeballs.

119_Dave_Manson

Dave Manson at the nucleus of an atom (or about to go nuclear!).

051_Steve_Yzerman

Steve Yzerman after being assimilated by the Borg.

018_Theoren_Fleury

Theoren Fleury skating through a flower garden on an alien planet.

056_Doug_Weight

Doug Weight being attacked by metal claws! Extreme!

036_Sandis_Osolinsh

Sandis Ozolinsh impersonating the Kool-Aid Man. OH YEAH!

194_Roman_Vopat

Roman Vopat emerging from a Stargate.

152_Felix_Potvin

Felix Potvin catching an exploding hand grenade.

BONUS:
Two more cards that we don’t talk about, but are still fun to look at.

170_Bryan_Berard

Bryan Berard hated his “fish sticks” Islanders jersey so much that he set it on fire. Unfortunately, he forgot to take it off first.

005_Steve_Ruccin

Steve Rucchin shattering a metal wall with a bruising body check. This may be the most “1990s” card ever made because it features a player who was only in the NHL because the league expanded like crazy, wearing a third jersey, on a shiny metallic trading card.

We want to know! Did you ever collect the 1996-97 Fleer Metal Universe Hockey set? What do you think about it? Leave a comment below. 

Puck Junk Podcast #13 – July 25, 2016

…with your hosts, Sal Barry and Tim Parish.


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In Puck Junk Podcast #13, we talk about ten years of Upper Deck O-Pee-Chee hockey cards…or as I like to call them, “Faux-Pee-Chee.”

Also, since 13 is allegedly an unlucky number, there were a few audio glitches in this recording. Still, it is a fun listen, as we look back at the past decade of O-Pee-Chee cards.

Total Time is 38 minutes.


Podcast Intro and Ending Music Credits

“Rockin” by Tony Bullard (tonybullard.com)
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“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. ■

Puck Junk Podcast #12 – July 12, 2016

…with your hosts, Sal Barry and Tim Parish.


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In Puck Junk Podcast #12, Sal Barry and Tim Parish discuss the Subban-Weber trade, some of the Blackhawks’ free agent signings, the upcoming Chicago Blackhawks Convention and the problem with Case Breaks.

Total Time is 1 hour 6 minutes, so get comfy before you hit play!


Podcast Intro and Ending Music Credits

“Motherlode” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Puck Junk Podcast #11 – June 22, 2016

…with your hosts, Sal Barry and Tim Parish.


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It’s long overdue, but Puck Junk Podcast #11 is finally here. In today’s episode, Tim and Sal talk about the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Stanley Cup Championship — on Tim’s insistence, of course. Then they go retro and talk about the 1990-91 Upper Deck Hockey set.

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Puck Junk Podcast #10 – February 23, 2016

…with your hosts, Sal Barry and Tim Parish.


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Two podcasts in one month? This must be Zoidberg’s lucky day! In Puck Junk Podcast #10, Tim (@TheRealDFG) and Sal (@PuckJunk) talk about:

  • The Wild-Blackhawks Stadium Series game
  • The North Stars-Blackhawks Alumni game
  • Why Sal hates the word “franchise”
  • Dennis Wideman’s suspension appeal denial
  • The effects of a mild concussion
  • Jaromir Jagr moving to third all-time in NHL goals

Total time is 39 minutes, so get comfy!


PODCAST INTRO AND ENDING MUSIC CREDITS:

“Motherlode” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Puck Junk Podcast #9 – February 2, 2016


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After a long hiatus, the Puck Junk Podcast is back! In this episode, Tim (@TheRealDFG) and Sal (@PuckJunk) talk about the 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend, including:

  • John Scott, the surprise All-Star and All-Star Game MVP
  • The All-Star Media Day
  • The All-Stars Skill Challenge – what was great, what could be better
  • The All-Star Game and its new 3-on-3 format
  • We also comment on the commentary (how meta!) by Mike Milbury, Jeremy Roenick and Pierre McGuire

Total time is 35 minutes, so grab a doughnut, hit play and enjoy!


PODCAST INTRO AND ENDING MUSIC CREDITS:

“Iron Bacon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Puck Junk Podcast #8 – July 27, 2015

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In Puck Junk Podcast #8, Sal (@PuckJunk) and Tim (@TheRealDFG) talk about the upcoming 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago, with a focus on hockey cards and collectibles. Topics include autograph guests, redemption sets, VIP sets and finding that diamond in the rough.

Total time is 36 minutes 28 seconds.

For more information about The National, visit their website here.


PODCAST INTRO AND ENDING MUSIC CREDITS:

“Disco Medusae” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Puck Junk Podcast #7 – July 8, 2015

…with your hosts, Sal Barry and Tim Parish.


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Now that the NHL season is over, Sal (@PuckJunk) and Tim (@TheRealDFG) talk about one of their favorite sets of hockey cards: 1971-72 Topps (and O-Pee-Chee). They also touch on the 2001-02 Topps Retro Hockey set, which used the 1971-72 design. Runtime is a (relatively short) 22 minutes. Pictures of the cards they discuss after the jump.

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