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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

This Day in NHL History 1983 Sept 30/ Year to date results

September 30

Minnesota North Stars traded Fred Barrett to Los Angeles in exchange for future considerations.

71/72 OPC # 128RC

Obtained blue ink auto TTM. 

And now, what you've all been waiting for. My year to date results for this project.  A recap for those new readers or who came in sometime since I started. A few years ago, I did a series on todays birthday in hockey. I then tried to see if I had an autographed card in my collection. I had 289 of 366 (of course, it was a leap year). This year I\m trying a this day in NHL history and showcasing an autographed card from my collection for each day. So far, here are the results.

April 22/22
May 31/31
June 30/30
July 30/31
Aug 30/31
Sept 28/30


Sitting at 97.7 %  You would think with the season just around the corner, I should be able to maintain this. Summer months with not much happening and all. And I must be running out of autographed cards. We'll see.

Monday, September 29, 2014

This Day in NHL History 1983 Sept 29

September 29

Hartford Whalers signed Marty Howe as a free agent.

74/75 OPC WHA # 1

Obtained black sharpie auto TTM.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

This Day in NHL History 1996 Sept 28

September 28

Edmonton Oilers announced the signing of free agent Kevin Lowe, who returned to the team after four seasons in New York.

82/83 OPC # 113

Obtained blue ink auto IP.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

This Day in NHL History 2001 Sept 27

September 27

Defenseman Jason Smith was named the new Captain of the Edmonton Oilers. Smith became the 11th captain in team history.

93/94 Classic # 135

Obtained blue sharpie sig IP.

Friday, September 26, 2014

This Day in NHL History 1983 Sept 26

September 26

Vancouver Canucks signed Jere Gillis as a free agent.

84/85 OPC # 318

Obtained blue ink sig IP.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

This Day in NHL History Sept 25

September 25

I did not find anything in my collection for today. I have some autographed items I showed in the Todays Birthday postings I did a few years ago.

A couple of hockey newsworthy items will have to suffice.

The North Wentworth Twin Pad Arena will officially become the Harry Howell Arena on Oct. 18
The two year old rink was chosen to honour this hockey great in July.
The renaming ceremony will take place at noon and is open to the public. Mr. Howell is battling Alzheimers so I don't know if he will be attending.
================================================== As announced on Instagram Tuesday

“@djohnsonpga & i are so excited to finally share with you all our amazing news..we’re having a baby!

The Great One will now be The Great Grandpa. How time flies. Seems like he just started playing in the NHL.

Show me the money

Cuba Gooding Jr

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

This Day in NHL History 1937 Sept 24

September 24

Montreal Maroons named King Clancy as their new coach. Clancy had been Toronto's "Goodwill Ambassador" since his retirement midway through the 1936-37 season.

The Hockey News Nov 20 1981 issue

Obtained blue ink sig IP