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04Jun/17

Toronto Maple Leafs Collectibles

The Leaf: Blueprint – Episode 15
As the Toronto Maple Leafs assemble for their year-end team photograph, they look back at the progress made during a memorable 2016/17 season.

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17Mar/17

Wendel Clark Tribute Video – NHL 1985-2000

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Wendel Clark
Left Wing
Born Oct 25 1966 — Kelvington, SASK
Height 5.11 — Weight 197

Wendel Clark’s career lasted from 1985 until 2000, during which time he played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Quebec Nordiques, New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning, Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks.

He was chosen first overall in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team he played with on three separate occasions, captaining the team from 1991 to 1994.

A fan favourite in the city, Clark has been cited by multiple current NHL players as a boyhood idol.

12Mar/17

Hockey Signed Jersey Clearance – Sale Ending

Hi [newsfield name=”firstname”],

This is a quick reminder, our autographed player jerseys sale at clearance prices is over on Tuesday.

See anything you like? Make us and offer on the following jerseys;

Each Jersey comes with Certificate Of Authenticity [COA] and individually numbered tamper proof hologram.

Aaron Ekblad Barrie Colts Autographed CHL CCM Premier Hockey Jersey $379.99 Sale Price $279.99

Aaron Ekblad Florida Style Autographed Reebok Gamewear Hockey Jersey $299.99 Sale Price $199.99

Alexandre Burrows Vancouver Canucks Autographed Reebok Premier Hockey $329.99 Sale Price $249.99

Bill Barber Philadelphia Flyers Autographed White Retro CCM Hockey Jersey $329.99 Sale Price $249.99

Bobby Clarke NHL All Star Game Autographed 1974 Retro CCM Hockey Jersey $399.99 Sale Price $299.99

Bobby Hull Hartford Whalers Autographed Last Season Retro CCM Hockey Jersey $399.99 Sale Price $299.99

Borje Salming Toronto Maple Leafs Autographed White Retro CCM Hockey Jersey $349.99 Sale Price $279.99

Brian Elliott Calgary Flames Autographed Reebok Premier Hockey Jersey $379.99 Sale Price $279.99

Brian Elliott St. Louis Blues Autographed Reebok Premier Hockey Jersey $379.99 Sale Price $279.99

Bryan Little Winnipeg Jets Autographed Reebok Premier Hockey Jersey $349.99 Sale Price $249.99

Chris Chelios Team Usa Autographed 2004 World Cup Retro Jersey $419.99 Sale Price $279.99

Chris Kunitz Pittsburgh Penguins Autographed Reebok Premier Hockey Jersey $349.99 Sale Price $249.99

Claude Giroux Philadelphia Flyers Autographed Orange Reebok Premier Jersey $479.99 Sale Price $319.99

Claude Giroux Team Canada Autographed World Cup of Hockey Adidas Hockey Jersey $479.99 Sale Price $279.99

Dave Andreychuk Toronto Maple Leafs Autographed Retro CCM Hockey Jersey $329.99 Sale Price $229.99

David Clarkson Toronto Maple Leafs Autographed Reebok Premier Jersey $349.99 Sale Price $159.99

David Desharnais Montreal Canadiens Autographed Reebok Premier Hockey Jersey $329.99 Sale Price $229.99

Dennis Hull Chicago Blackhawks Autographed Retro CCM Hockey Jersey $349.99 Sale Price $249.99

Dominik Hasek Buffalo Sabres Autographed White Reebok Premier Hockey Jersey $449.99 Sale Price $289.99

Dominik Hasek Detroit Red Wings Autographed White Reebok Premier Hockey Jersey $449.99 Sale Price $289.99

Don Beaupre Washington Capitals Autographed Retro CCM Hockey Jersey $329.99 Sale Price $249.99

Doug Gilmour Toronto Maple Leafs Autographed Reebok Premier Hockey Jersey $379.99 Sale Price $279.99

Drew Doughty Los Angeles Kings Autographed Yellow Purple Reebok Premier Jersey $579.99 Sale Price $299.99

Duncan Keith Team Canada Autographed Vancouver 2010 Olympic Hockey Jersey $479.99 Sale Price $379.99

Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins Autographed Reebok Premier Hockey Jersey $499.99 Sale Price $379.99

Gabriel Landeskog Colorado Avalanche Autographed Reebok Premier Hockey Jersey $399.99 Sale Price $299.99

Garret Sparks Toronto Maple Leafs Autographed Blue Reebok Premier Hockey Jersey $349.99 Sale Price $249.99

Garret Sparks Toronto Maple Leafs Signed & Dated Alternate Reebok Premier Jersey $379.99 Sale Price $249.99

Gerry Cheevers Boston Bruins Autographed White Retro CCM Hockey Jersey $329.99 Sale Price $279.99

Gerry Cheevers Cleveland Crusaders Autographed Retro WHA Hockey Jersey $329.99 Sale Price $279.99

Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings Autographed #17 Rookie Retro CCM Hockey Jersey $1,099.99 Sale Price $599.99

Gump Worsley New York Rangers Autographed Retro CCM Jersey with Rookie of Year 1953 Note $599.99 $349.99

Guy LaFleur Team Canada Autographed Canada Cup Hockey Jersey $399.99 Sale Price $299.99

Igor Larionov CCCP-Russia Autographed 1980 Olympic Hockey Jersey $399.99 Sale Price $279.99

Ilya Kovalchuk Atlanta Thrashers Autographed Reebok Authentic On Ice Jersey $579.99 Sale Price $299.99

James van Riemsdyk Toronto Maple Leafs Autographed Reebok Premier Hockey Jersey $349.99 Sale Price $219.99

Jari Kurri Edmonton Oilers Autographed Blue Reebok Premier Hockey Jersey $349.99 Sale Price $299.99

Jarome Iginla Colorado Avalanche Autographed Reebok Premier Hockey Jersey $519.99 Sale Price $299.99

Jaroslav Halak New York Islanders Autographed Reebok Premier Hockey Jersey $349.99 Sale Price $239.99

Johnny Bower Toronto Maple Leafs Autographed Heritage Retro Reebok Hockey Jersey $329.99 Sale Price $229.99

Johnny Bucyk Boston Bruins Autographed Black Captain Retro Hockey CCM Jersey $329.99 Sale Price $229.99

Jonathan Bernier Toronto Maple Leafs Autographed Reebok Premier Hockey Jersey $329.99 $229.99

Reply with the jerseys your interested in, and I will provide you pics of, more info etc.

Thanks, Rick Ostler

PLEASE NOTE – I cannot stress enough that this is for a limited time only. I can guaranty with these prices – We Will Sell Out!

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19Dec/16

First NHL Game Played – 99 Years ago today

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It was 99 years ago today, The National Hockey League players took to the ice for the first time.

On Dec. 19, 1917, the Montreal Wanderers defeated the Toronto Arenas 10-9 at Westmount Arena in Montreal and the Montreal Canadiens skated to a 7-4 victory against the Ottawa Senators at Dey’s Arena in Ottawa.

Wanderers defenseman Dave Ritchie scored the first goal in League history one minute into the first contest, displayed in the replica score sheets below:

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Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators –  The Habs great goal scorer Joe Malone scored five goals (and added an assist).

The 2nd game that night was the Toronto Arenas vs Montreal Wanders – Montreal. Wanderers’ defenseman Dave Ritchie scored the first goal in NHL history. Montreal’s Harry Hyland also scored 5 goals) and Toronto’s Reg Noble 4 goals.
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02Dec/16

Gordie Howe Signed Custom Red Wings Pro-Style Hockey Jersey Mr Hockey

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I just picked up this awesome Gordie Howe #9 autographed jersey

Detroit Red Wings Red jersey inscribed with “Mr.Hockey” on it.

Features professionally sewn letters and numbers and is size X-Large.

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This jersey is certified by JSA and comes with their hologram and [COA] certificate of authenticity.

I’m a big Gordie Howe fan, I picked up for a really good price.

I noticed there are just a few left – Pick one up for yourself or a gift [Click Here]

Gordie Howe “Mr Hockey” Tribute | 1928-2016

Gordie Howe #9 tribute game night in Detroit
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19Nov/16

Weekly Dose of Hockey – What I’m Reading Nov 19. 2016

Here is your “Weekly Dose of Hockey,” a list of what I’m enjoying, pondering, or working on.

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Who I’m thinking about —
Bryan Bickell Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis
which will require an indefinite period of rest before determining whether his hockey career can continue. Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis and the 30-year-old veteran announced the news Friday.

Video you might have missed —
Top 10 NHL Plays of the Week (Week 5)

How Los Angeles Became a Hockey Town
A Kings Life, by Rob Blake, Ted Irvine, Anže Kopitar, Luc Robitaille and Charlie Simmer

What I’m reading  — 
The Hockey News – Craig Anderson’s new goalie mask features “ghost paint”. 

What I’m tweeting about —

What I’m working on —
What’s new in the sports collectables store
Signed pictures, Jerseys and Tote Bags

Quote I’m pondering —
“Hockey captures the essence of Canadian experience in the New World. In a land so inescapably and inhospitably cold, hockey is the chance of life, and an affirmation that despite the deathly chill of winter we are alive.” — Stephen Leacock

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06Nov/16

Rookies 1st NHL Goals 2016-17 Season – Nov 6, 2016

The 2016-17 Class Rookies First First NHL Goals!

Goals Auston Matthews [TOR], Patrik Laine [WPG], Mitch Marner [TOR], Travos Konecny [PHI], Arturri Lehkonen [MTL], Jimmy Vessey [NYR], Jesse Puljujarvi [EDM], Matthew Tkachuk [CGY], Kyle Connor [WPG], Jakob Chychrun [ARI], Joel Eriksson EK [MIN], Anthony Beauvillier [NYI], Brandon Carlo [BOS], Tyler Motte [CHI], Anton Slepyshev [EDM] and Ryan Hartman [CHI],

Everyone who didn’t score yet will be in a part 2!

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05Nov/16

Weekly Dose of Hockey – What I’m Reading Nov 5. 2016

Hi All!
Here is your “Weekly Dose of Hockey,” a list of what I’m enjoying, pondering, or working on.

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Life & Times of Buffalo Sabres’ Equipment Manager Rip Simonick
By John Christian Hageny on Nov 04, 2016 10:35 am

I have always admired Rip, 3500 plus games he has worked. That’s Amazing! I was behind the bench for 8 seasons as a trainer & equipment manager for the Peterborough Petes OHL.

Even before the Buffalo Sabres were awarded an NHL franchise in 1970, Rip was there. When the Sabres battled the Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup Final in 1975, and then again the Dallas Stars in 1999, there was…

Fantasy Daily Cheat Sheet
By Jim Parsons on Nov 04, 2016 08:35 am

On Wednesday, it was a night of overtime hockey. Of the 12 games scheduled, six of them went to extra time or a shootout. The Penguins, Predators, Devils, Lightning, Jets and Islanders all lost close games.

A Secondary Scoring Solution
By Jim Parsons on Nov 03, 2016 10:50 am

The Edmonton Oilers are still 7-2-1. It’s not a time to panic or throw away the season just because the Oilers have lost two games in a row. Yes, technically it’s a losing streak — the Oilers first of the…

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What’s new in our Sports Collectables Online Store

Q & A with Devante Smith-Pelly
By Dan Rice on Nov 03, 2016 09:05 am

Devante Smith-Pelly may have set the bar unreasonably high with the white-hot start to his career with the New Jersey Devils (more on that below) after being acquired last on trade deadline day last season, but he is…

Fantasy Hockey Mailbag: Buying Low on Washington Capitals
By Larry Fisher on Nov 02, 2016 04:50 pm

Braden Holtby was, hands down, the best fantasy hockey goaltender last season. He tied Martin Brodeur’s wins record and won the Vezina Trophy. So it’s surprising to hear that Holtby is being shopped early on this season…

Perception of the Edmonton Oilers Changed?
By Shane Sander on Nov 01, 2016 11:35 am

The Edmonton Oilers finally look to be stepping in the right direction, but this is said every season, only for all hope to be lost midway through the year. Sure, Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli has put in quite…

Peterborough Petes [OHL] Re-Creating 1956 Hockey Experience on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016
15 cent hot dogs, $10 tickets for fans born 1956 or earlier, classic organ music and great giveaways! Join us on Nov. 8 for a blast from the past!

Vegas Will Be Given Free Agency Head Start
By Pro Hockey Rumors

In an article by ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, he reveals that sources have confirmed that the Las Vegas NHL expansion team will be given a head start in free agency. With revamped, pro-team Expansion Draft rules, as well as the ability to make trades (drafts picks, Expansion Draft exceptions) earlier than ever, Las Vegas will now have the benefit of the first shot at the 2017 free agent class.

Gallery: Scariest Goalie Masks in NHL History
By SI.com

With Halloween and the 57th anniversary of the goalie mask this week, it seems only fitting that we take a look at some of the scariest masks in NHL history.

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28Oct/16

Todays News From The Hockey Writers

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Relax with : ᴴᴰ Best Hockey Vines Compilation 2016 ! NHL, Trick Shots, Highlight (Part 1)
Amazing Sports Moments with Best Beat Drops Vines With Music and Titles, Song’s name Please Like, Share or Comment

Fantasy Daily Cheat Sheet: Oct 28, 2016

By Jim Parsons on Oct 28, 2016 08:35 am

The Maple Leafs finally snapped their losing streak. Montreal stayed incredibly hot and the Red Wings won in a shootout. The highest scoring game was the Arizona Coyotes against the Philadelphia Flyers, but that game…

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Red Wings’ Nyquist Back in Full Flight

By Brandon Peleshok on Oct 27, 2016 01:27 pm

According to the Detroit Red Wings faithful – fans, bloggers, journalists, and even the man himself – Gustav Nyquist has returned to form. The 27-year-old forward is off to a red-hot start this season, scoring three…

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Predators Rearguard Have Them in the Hunt

By Darren Faria on Oct 27, 2016 12:20 pm

The Nashville Preators are 2-4-0 just six games into the 2016-17 season. They have seen their fair share of ups and downs so far, but for the most part it’s been looking pretty good over in Smashville. Despite being…

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50 Years Ago in Hockey: Leafs Finally Win a Game

By Rick Cole on Oct 27, 2016 09:45 am

The Toronto Maple Leafs won their first game of the young National Hockey League season last night in one of two scheduled league games. The Leafs edged the struggling Detroit Red Wings 3-2 at Maple Leaf Gardens in…

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Hockey Hall of Fame Debates: Theo Fleury

By Dustin Nelson on Oct 26, 2016 05:24 pm

This series debates the case for Hockey Hall of Fame inclusion for players who are Hall of Fame eligible but have been overlooked for induction thus far. The Hall of fame inducts players based on their “playing ability,…

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18Oct/16

Facing Off Podcast – Auston Matthews vs Connor McDavid

Facing Off is a weekly column debating five of hockey’s hottest topics each and every Monday. From current events like trades and hat tricks to bigger-picture stuff like scandals and expansion — you name it, we’re debating it. Albeit, not always with a serious tone. We’re keeping this column light, so keep that in mind when reading, and feel free to join in on the fun by leaving a comment. Follow them on Twitter (@FacingOff_THW) and get in on the debate there too.

Auston Matthews may of had the best first game in NHL history, but how does it compare to other sports? You be the judge.

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16Oct/16

Johnny Bower – 7th on Top 100 Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs Top 100 Players of all time

In celebration of their Centennial Season [2016-17] the Toronto Maple Leafs brought together a 30-member One Hundred Committee, with the 31st member being the fans.
The goal — to determine The One Hundred Greatest Maple Leafs of the first One Hundred Years, reinforcing the legacy of the greatest players in club’s storied history.
Johnny Bower is Number Seven on the One Hundred Greatest Toronto Maple Leafs.

Johnny Bower – 7th on Top 100 Toronto Maple Leafs

Goalie — shoots Left
Born Nov 8 1925 — Prince Albert, SASK

Hockey Hall of Fame Member | 4 Time NHL All-Star | 2 Time Stanley Cup Champion | 2 Time Vezina Trophy Winner


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Video – Legends of Hockey – Johnny Bower, Hockey Hall of Famer