Video: Autograph Pull & Autograph Trade

I participated quite a bit in Upper Deck’s wrapper redemption program at The National.

In my very first redemption pack, I pulled an autograph. Upper Deck had a camera going and recorded my lucky pull:

Fortunately, I was able to trade the Sandberg autograph for an autograph of a promising young hockey player:

Who says people don’t trade trading cards anymore? I made several successful card trades at The National. Still, trading is the exception and not the rule.

Videos courtesy of Upper Deck.

Video: 1991 NHL All-Star Weekend

Year: 1991
Length: 11 minutes

This video clip  shows highlights from the 1991 NHL All-Star Weekend  January 17 to 19, 1991 in Chicago. It is from a  VHS tape that the Chicago Blackhawks sent their season ticket holders.

There are many interviews with great players like Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, Jeremy Roenick and Mark Messier. It also addresses the controversy of goaltender Ed Belfour being snubbed as an All-Star selection.

Here’s a quick rundown of what’s in the video:

  • 0:10 to 1:45 – All-Star skills clinic & autograph session
  • 1:46 to 4:05 – Heroes of Hockey Game
  • 4:06 to 7:47 – NHL Skills Competition
  • 7:48 to 10:55 – 42nd NHL All-Star Game

The video is a bit long, so I understand if you don’t want to watch it. However, I took a screen shot from the 2:20 mark:

Yes! My 15-year old self is in the background of Dennis Hull’s interview. 

This was after the All-Star skills clinic held on Thursday. I honestly don’t remember seeing myself back in the video “back in the day,” so I was quite surprised to see this while digitizing the footage.

The Lost Luongo Poem

I’ve been sick since Thursday–and had to run errands today in the rain–so not much time for a blog post today. Plus the Blackhawks will be on in an hour when they take on the Sharks.

But I thought I’d share this: it is another of TSN’s hilarious Roberto Luongo poems–this one about the Green Men who mock opponents in the penalty box. I’m not sure if this one actually aired, or if it was just an exclusive on the TSN website. Old news by now, but it’s new to you if you haven’t seen it yet.

And if you haven’t seen the other hilarious poems read by Luongo, check them out here.

Roberto Luongo Reading Poetry

Yesterday, my girlfriend and a friend of hers commandeered the living room to paint and make collages. Artsy stuff.

This displaced me from watching the Blackhawks-Canucks game on TV, so I watched TSN’s feed of the game online.

Boy, am I glad that I did! 

During intermission, TSN aired this hilarious segment featuring Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo reading poetry. His verses were about the Sedin Twins, Dustin Byfuglien, the shootout and other hockey-related subjects. Check out the video above–it is 2 minutes of pure genius.

Why can’t U.S. hockey coverage be this funny?