The 2011-12 Upper Deck hockey series 2 had a great insert set called Retired Stars. It featured players like Patrick Roy, Doug Gilmour, Joe Sakic, Jean Beliveau and Pelle Lindburgh & Wayne Gretzky to name just a few. The cards are thicker than the regular cards in the set and have a canvas feel(hence they are called canvas cards) and the pictures chosen for each card are amazing. Take a look and if you have any cards from this set to post just let me know.
“Every night is a grind.”
Jim Madigan, Northeastern University’s head hockey coach, couldn’t have summed up Wednesday night’s Hockey East opener better.
Merrimack College head coach Mark Dennehy’s opinions didn’t differ, stating simply “you have to play a full 60 minutes to win…we didn’t deserve to win this game.”
Merrimack got off to a tough start Wednesday night as goaltender Rasmus Tirronen, getting his first collegiate ice time during his first collegiate start, gave up 3 opening period goals, the first coming just :53 seconds into the game.
A rowdy, rousing NU student section was endlessly heckling Tirronen as soon as he took the ice, something he’ll have to get used to in the Hockey East.
Despite immediately facing an uphill challenge, Dennehy was relatively pleased with Tirronen’s performance.
“I thought he played fine,” said Dennehy. “He was not our problem tonight.”
To be fair, Dennehy had a point. After…
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