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January 18, 1991

January 18, 1991

The Hockey News has been providing the most comprehensive coverage of the world of hockey since 1947. In each issue, you'll find news, features and opinions about the NHL and leagues across North America and the world.

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NOT IN THE CARDS

Troy Gamble’s off-ice personality may best be reflected in his approach to card collecting. Like any shrewd hobbyist, the Vancouver Canucks’ rookie goaltender is putting aside packs of unopened cards, a practice generally viewed as wise by investors. But, while he’s aware of the probable financial gain, Gamble says his card-storing motives are anything but money related. “Me and my wife have made a point of buying cards for our 16-month-old son, Garrett,” says Gamble, perhaps the top player in the league this season not to have a card issued by any company in their first sets. “He’s gonna be a collector, but he doesn’t know it yet. “He’s a big hockey fan already—he sits in front of the TV and says ‘hockey, hockey, hockey’—and if he ever does want to start collecting, we…

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DAMAGED O-PEE-CHEE CARDS AND COLLATION DISAPPOINT READER

Being a hockey fan as well as a collector, I would like to thank you for The Hockey News Collectors World. Your tip of the month, Sergei Fedorov’s O-Pee-Chee card (Vol. 1, No. 1) was great. However, I’m disappointed with O-Pee-Chee. I have bought five wax boxes (1,260 cards) and I’m still 30 short of the 528-card set. With one box of Topps cards (540 cards) I’m only six short of the 396-card set. Also, with O-Pee-Chee cards I’m finding pin holes in the Central Red Army cards. Now that other companies are making hockey cards, maybe O-Pee-Chee will smarten up. Thomas Grondin Windsor, Ont. WHO’S FIRST? I’ve noticed one glaring error in the 1990-91 Score hockey card set. The card of Shawn Antoski says he was Vancouver’s first choice in the 1990 entry…

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FLASHBACK

Jan. 12, 1986: Chicago Blackhawks’center Denis Savard ties an NHL record for the fastest goal from the start of a period. Savard scores four seconds into the third period in a 4-2 win over Hartford. Montreal’s Claude Provost set the record in a 4-2 win over Boston Nov. 9, 1957. Provost scored four seconds into the second period.…

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TIP OF THE MONTH

The numbers which have always been there for Mark Pederson were nowhere to be found earlier this season. A 40-plus goal-scorer each of his last six seasons in junior and minor pro hockey, Pederson was struggling to find the range with the Montreal Canadiens. After scoring his first NHL goal in the season’s second game, Pederson didn’t score again until Montreal’s 20th game. The prolonged slump was his second NHL goal-scoring drought. He played nine games last season without scoring a goal. But after Pederson scored in the Canadiens’ 6-3 loss to New Jersey Nov. 13, he caught fire scoring 13 points in his next 12 games. Or to look at his season another way, he had two goals and three assists in the first 20 games—five of which he was benched…