Puck Junk Podcast #115: April 14, 2022

New Hockey Cards for 2022. 
Plus: The Mega Box Experiment. 

In this episode of the Puck Junk Hockey Podcast, Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk about some of the new hockey cards coming out in April and May 2022. Plus, Sal’s “Mega Box Experiment,” the secret behind Doug Gilmour’s 1992-93 Pinnacle Sidelines card, Ryan Getzlaf calls it a career, and more. It’s 94 minutes of hockey goodness.

Show Notes and Links:
Habs fan not thrown out, kid’s dat caught in a lie (Maple Leafs Insider)
Ryan Getzlaf’s career statistics (HockeyDB)
Police Hunt Clues in Theft of Gretzky Collection (Sports Collectors Daily)
AMPIR Seattle Kraken trading card set (AMPIR.cards)
Pittsburgh Game-Worn Hockey Jersey and Equipment Expo (Facebook)
1992-93 Pinnacle #233: Doug Gilmour Sidelines card (Puck Junk)

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Podcast opening and closing music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.

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Snap Shots: Auston Matthews Sets Maple Leafs’ Goals Record

I was so busy last weekend that I didn’t get to write my Snap Shots column for last week. So, this week’s edition has more “shots,” covering the last two weeks of notable hockey stories. But don’t worry — each “shot” is shorter and this will be a quick read. Promise! 

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Puck Junk Podcast #114: April 7, 2022

2021-22 Upper Deck Series One Hockey Cards. 
Plus: Trevor Zegras, Troy Terry, and Keith Yandle.  

In this episode of the Puck Junk Podcast, Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk all about the 2021-22 Upper Deck Series One Hockey card set — from the exciting new Young Guns rookie cards to production problems to the numerous insert sets. They also talk about the end of Keith Yandle’s “iron man” streak, Troy Terry vs. Jay Beagle, and Trevor Zegras’ latest “Michigan” goal. It’s TWO HOURS of hockey goodness! 

Show Notes and Links:
Troy Terry’s black eye from his “fight” with Jay Beagle (Twitter)
Dale Hunter’s hit on Pierre Turgeon in the 1993 Playoffs (YouTube)
WWF Wresting Character “The Goon” (YouTube)
Keith Yandle’s Consecutive Games Played Streak Ends (NBC Sports)
Sport Card & Memorabilia Expo (Website)
A 10-Year Old Drake on the NHL Awards Show in 1997 (YouTube)
Interview with Billy Celio of Upper Deck (Puck Junk)
Pictures and Details about 2021-22 Upper Deck Series One (Puck Junk)

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Follow Tim Parish on Twitter @TheRealDFG & Instagram @therealdfg66.
Podcast opening and closing music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.

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2021-22 Upper Deck Series One Hobby Box Break

The one set that I look forward to is Upper Deck’s flagship release — a.k.a. Upper Deck Series One, Upper Deck Series Two, and for the first time last year, Upper Deck Extended Series. This season, I had to look forward a bit longer, as production delays pushed Upper Deck Series One’s release date from November 2021 to March 2022. 

But it’s March and I finally got my hands on a hobby box. Like last year, a hobby box of Upper Deck Series One has 24 packs. Each pack has eight cards. Let’s take a look and see what was inside my box of 2021-22 Upper Deck Series One Hockey. 

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Snap Shots: No Trade for You!

Welcome to Snap Shots! This week, we look at a trade that was voided, another third jersey — would that make it a second third jersey or a fourth jersey — for the Maple Leafs, and a team that went from hero to zero in less than a year. 

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Snap Shots: Tons of Trades

Snap Shots is three days late, but better late than never, as they say. I had a busy weekend selling at a sports memorabilia convention, then other things got in the way. Such is life. But I still wanted to chip in my two cents about what went on around the NHL over the past seven — make that 10 — days. Two players skated in their 1,000th games, and set some interesting records in the process. Wayne Gretzky’s all-time goal scoring record got a little closer to being broken, and, of course, there was the NHL trade deadline. 

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Snap Shots: Nicklas Backstrom Scores 1,000th Point

I didn’t have as much time as usual to focus on this week’s edition of Snap Shots. So, here is a very quick rundown of the top five hockey stories over the past week. 

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Snap Shots: More Stats & Milestones

It was another busy week in the NHL, as the league unveiled a new stat, two players hit the 1,000-game mark and the Blue Jackets retired a number for the first time in the team’s 22-year history. Plus, the IIHF took a stance on Russia’s participation in future ice hockey tournaments. 

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Puck Junk Podcast #113: March 4, 2022

2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Cards. 
Plus: Hockey’s Reaction to Russia. 

In Episode #113 of the Puck Junk Podcast, Sal Barry and Tim Parish discuss the new 2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Hockey card set, including talk about all the different variants and Easter eggs. Other topics include the hockey world’s reaction to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Blackhawks new General Manager, the Stadium Series, and National Hockey Card Day. 

Show Notes and Links:
How to Remove Tape from Trading Card Top Loaders (Puck Junk)
Fat Guy Hockey Video Game T-Shirt Now Available (Puck Junk Shop)
Chicago Sports Spectacular March 18-20, 2022 (Show Website)
IIHF Puts Sanctions on Russia and Belarus (IIHF.com)
NHL Statement on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine (NHL.com)
Blackhawks Hire Interim GM Kyle Davidson to be Next GM (ESPN)
National Hockey Card Day Trade Group (Facebook)
April Fool’s Day O-Pee-Chee Cards (Puck Junk)
2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Checklist and Images (Cardboard Connection)

Follow Sal Barry on Twitter @PuckJunk & Instagram @PuckJunk
Follow Tim Parish on Twitter @TheRealDFG & Instagram @therealdfg66.
Podcast opening and closing music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.

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Snap Shots: Hockey World Reacts to Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was on all our minds last week. Naturally, talk about the war found its way into hockey circles. Hockey is a global sport. Many of the game’s best players are from Russia, and there are numerous international hockey tournaments, from the annual World Junior Championships and World Championships, to the quadrennial Winter Olympics which just recently took place. 

In a life-and-death situation like this, that can impact hundreds of thousands of lives, athletes and sportswriters cannot just “stick to sports.” That said, several prominent current and former NHL players spoke out about the war in Ukraine and what it could potentially mean for Russian hockey players. 

Other hockey news this week includes two players reaching career milestones, another player having his jersey number retired, and the passing of one of hockey’s all-time great builders. 

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