Tuesday, August 15, 2006

ROOKIE CARD NOSTALGIA #6




These are the the rookie and sophmore Joe Sakic Opee Chee cards. The rookie card isn't so flattering is it? He looks like a bully, but was anything but that.

Sakic has always been one of my faves. He is the perfect example of class (as in Gretzky-like class). He possesses one of the greatest wrist shots I've ever seen.
He a great playmaker and his skating style was/is so unique, you can always tell it's Joe when he rushes the puck up ice.

The pride of Burnaby B.C. is now 37 years old. So far he has 1489 points in 1237 games regular season games. He has 178 points in 162 playoff games. He has 2 Stanley Cup rings, a Conn Smythe Trophy (1996), 1 Hart Trophy (2001), and the Lester B. Pearson Trophy (2001), and a gold medal from the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

What I wouldn't do to see Sakic and Sundin play together one more time..

5 Comments:

At August 15, 2006 at 1:21 AM , Blogger reality check said...

I agree, it would be great to see Sundin retire an Avalanche!

Check out Owen Nolan's Pro Set Rookie Card. It has something in common with the Sakic one shown here. Both players wore #88 in the training camp pics. Eerie, think not!

Sakic's wearing it was merely coincidental, but Nolan wore it purposely to irritate Lindros, whom he couln't stand, from two years of OHL battles.

 
At August 15, 2006 at 3:23 AM , Blogger Tapeleg said...

Praise for an Avalanche. Write this day down in history.

 
At August 15, 2006 at 8:52 AM , Blogger Hodge said...

Z, you must have got picked on a lot in school if you think Sakic looks a bully in that pic. lol

 
At August 15, 2006 at 10:37 AM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

No! He looks uncharacteristically angry, how's that?

Just wait TL, I haven't even started to praise Forsberg yet! And I hate the Flyers as well!

 
At August 15, 2006 at 12:11 PM , Blogger reality check said...

The Avs very first exibition game was played here in Cornwall. Shortly I'll have something on it. It was an interesting night to witness, and also be a Habs fan. Kinda wird looking back.

 

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