Puck Junk Podcast #75: Nov. 20, 2020

Reverse Retro Jerseys, Part 3

Sal Barry, Tim Parish, Jim Howard and Blake Isaacs conclude their talk about the new NHL Reverse Retro jerseys. In part three of this three-part podcast, they look at the new jerseys for the New Jersey Devils, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals and Winnipeg Jets. 

Show Notes, Links and Images: 
Pictures of all Reverse Retro Jerseys (Instagram)
Pictures and Information about the Reverse Retro Jerseys (NHL.com)

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Puck Junk Podcast #74: Nov. 19, 2020

Reverse Retro Jerseys, Part 2

Sal Barry, Tim Parish, Jim Howard and Blake Isaacs continue their discussion of the new NHL Reverse Retro Jerseys. In part two of this three-part podcast, they talk about the jerseys for the Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Las Vegas Golden Knights, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, New York Islanders and New York Rangers.

Show Notes, Links and Images:
Pictures of all Reverse Retro Jerseys (Instagram)
Pictures and Information about the Reverse Retro Jerseys (NHL.com)

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Podcast music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.

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Puck Junk Podcast #73: Nov. 18, 2020

Reverse Retro Jerseys, Part 1

Sal Barry, Tim Parish, Jim Howard and Blake Isaacs talk about the new NHL Reverse Retro Jerseys. In part one of this three-part podcast, they discuss jerseys of the Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes (a.k.a. Hartford Whalers), Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche (a.k.a. Quebec Nordiques), Columbus Blue Jackets and Dallas Stars.

Show Notes, Links and Images:
Pictures of all Reverse Retro Jerseys (Instagram)
Pictures and Information about the Reverse Retro Jerseys (NHL.com)

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Podcast music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.

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Puck Junk Podcast #72: Nov. 12, 2020

The Best and Worst of Hockey Card Collecting in 2019-20

In the newest Puck Junk Hockey Podcast, Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk about the best and worst of hockey card collecting during the 2019-20 season. They also discuss the upcoming Sport Card Expo – Virtual Edition (coming to a computer near you!) later this month and the NHL’s “Return to Play” plan. 

Show Links:
Sport Card Expo – Virtual Edition Website  
Sport Card Expo – Virtual Edition Tickets
Sport Card Expo – Virtual Edition Guests 
Sport Card Expo – Virtual Edition Autographed Items

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The Third Annual Puck Junk Awards

A.K.A. 7 NHL Awards We Need Right Now

The NHL gives out 17 individual awards at the end of the season. To some, that might seem excessive. Do we really need a Mark Messier Award for Leadership when the league already has two awards for MVPs? 

However, I would argue that the NHL needs more awards, so in 2018 I created some new ones. We all know who the highest scorer, top coach and best goalie are. Now, let’s give props to the toughest player, greatest surprise and biggest jerk, among others. Plus, there is a new Puck Junk Award for 2020. 

Here are your winners of the third-annual Puck Junk Awards. 

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Titillating Sports: 2020-21 Upper Deck MVP & Doc Emrick Retires

Sal Barry was a guest on “Titillating Sports with Rick Tittle” and talked about the new MVP Hockey Cards by Upper Deck. Sal and Rick also talked about the retirement of legendary hockey broadcaster Mike “Doc” Emrick and Joe Thornton signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs. 

You can learn more about Rick Tittle here and listen to full episodes of his show here. Special thanks to Sports Byline USA for providing this audio clip.

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Puck Junk Podcast #71: Oct. 22, 2020

2020-21 MVP Hockey Cards

In this episode of the Puck Junk Hockey Podcast, Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk about hockey announcer Mike “Doc” Emrick retiring and the new 2020-21 Upper Deck MVP Hockey cards. Plus, more details about the Virtual Expo 2.0. 

Show Notes, Links and Images:
Tim’s column on what Mike Emrick has meant for hockey (Puck Junk)
Virtual Expo 2.0 (show website
Andre Dawson State Farm Insurance commercial (YouTube
Penguins and Flyers “Reverse Retro” Jerseys (Icethetics)
The Penguins’ jerseys also featured a diagonal “PITTSBURGH” wordmark on home and road jerseys during the 1967-68 season, and again from 1992-93 to 1996-97 on road jerseys. 
The Joey Logano hockey card (Puck Junk)
President’s Choice Trading Cards Captains Row (link)
That time Evgeni Malkin  appeared twice in the same set (Puck Junk)
Joe Thornton’s 1995-96 junior league hockey card (Puck Junk)
2020-21 MVP Hockey checklist (Trading Card DB)

2020-21 MVP Hockey card images:

2020-21 MVP Hockey #106 – Alex Ovechkin

2020-21 MVP Hockey #106 – Alex Ovechkin (back)

2020-21 MVP Hockey #23 – Brock Nelson

2020-21 MVP Hockey #76 – Jamie Benn

2020-21 MVP Hockey #125 – Patrick Marleau
Even though Marleau was a Penguins player when this set came out, he is pictured with the Sharks. Coincidentally, Marleau signed with the Sharks after this card came out. 

2020-21 MVP Hockey #219 – Steven Stamkos (short print)

2020-21 MVP Hockey #230 – Gage Quinney (RC, short print)

2020-21 MVP Hockey #221 – Michael DiPietro (RC, short print)

2020-21 MVP Hockey – Puzzle Back Variants

2020-21 MVP Hockey #161 – Sebastian Aho Silver Scripts Parallel

2020-21 MVP Hockey #8 – Nick Foligno Super Script Parallel (16/25)

2020-21 MVP Hockey Retro Parallel #74 – Matthew Tkachuk

2020-21 MVP Hockey Colors and Contour #66 – Liam Foudy (160/250) 

2020-21 MVP Hockey Mirror Mirror insert #MM-9 – Brad Marchand

2020-21 MVP Hockey Net Crashers inserts #NC-2 – Nathan MacKinnon

2020-21 MVP Hockey High Speed inserts #HS-1 – Connor McDavid

2020-21 MVP Hockey – Unopened Hobby Box 

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Puck Junk Podcast #70: Oct. 15, 2020

2020-21 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Cards

It’s been a month, but we’re back! In the latest Puck Junk Hockey Podcast, Sal Barry and Tim Parish discuss some of the offseason moves by NHL teams. They also talk about the upcoming Virtual Expo 2.0 and new hockey card releases. Then the guys take a long, detailed look at the 2020-21 O-Pee-Chee Hockey card set by Upper Deck. 

Show Notes, Links and Images:
The Virtual Expo 2.0 (Show Site)
President’s Choice Trading Cards Game Used (President’s Choice Website)
2020-21 O-Pee-Chee Hockey checklist (Cardboard Connection)

2020-21 O-Pee-Chee card images:

2020-21 O-Pee-Chee #398 – Patrick Marleau
…forever immortalized as a Penguins player

Card backs have up to 10 seasons of stats.

2020-21 O-Pee-Chee #330 – Mika Zibanejad

2020-21 O-Pee-Chee #33 – Connor McDavid

2020-21 O-Pee-Chee #289 – Sidney Crosby

2020-21 O-Pee-Chee #521 – Gage Quinney (Marquee Rookies)

2020-21 O-Pee-Chee #550 – Wayne Gretzky (Marquee Legends)

2020-21 O-Pee-Chee #584 – Leon Draisaitl (League Leaders)

2020-21 O-Pee-Chee #188 – Nathan Beaulieu (Blue Border Parallel) 

2020-21 O-Pee-Chee #12 – Travis Zajac (Red Parallel, because WHY NOT?)

2020-21 O-Pee-Chee #18 – Duncan Keith (Retro Parallel)

Retro Parallel card backs look a lot like early 1980s O-Pee-Chee card backs.

2020-21 O-Pee-Chee #213 – Phil Kessel (Retro Black Border Parallel)

2020-21 O-Pee-Chee – Premier “Tall Boys” Inserts #P-12 – Brent Burns.
Tall Boys or Small Boys? You decide. 

O-Pee-Chee Premier card backs are printed in full color.

2020-21 O-Pee-Chee – Playing Cards 3♥ – Pekka Rinne

Playing Card Backs are black with gold ink.

2020-21 O-Pee-Chee Hockey – sealed box

2020-21 O-Pee-Chee Hockey – sealed pack

2020-21 O-Pee-Chee Hockey packs are somewhat difficult to open. 

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Re-Imagining the 1995 NHL Entry Draft

With the 2020 NHL Entry Draft finally taking place this week, it is time for my annual retro fantasy redraft. This time, we’re traveling back 25 years to 1995 — the year that the New Jersey Devils won their first Stanley Cup and “The Macarena” ruled the airwaves.

The 1995 NHL Entry Draft was the second draft in a row where the top two players selected were defensemen. In fact, the top three picks in 1995 were d-men. Meanwhile, a future 600-goal scorer was taken 11th overall, while a future Vezina Trophy winner wouldn’t be selected until the 5th round!

Knowing what we know today, what would the first round of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft look like? Who would go first overall? Fifth overall? Twenty-fifth-overall? Let’s find out! 

“And with the first-overall pick, the Ottawa Senators select…”

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