Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Mike Comrie Autographed Card

I certainly hoped I'd get to talk about former Edmonton Oilers star Mike Comrie in another light, but the day after Valentine's Day seems like as good a time as any for him to be accused of rape - which allegedly involved someone he had known for a long time, in a three-way, meaning the third party will likely be the most reliable witness, leading to a likely "not guilty" decision. Comrie has already said he expects "his name will be cleared".

Hilary Duff's former husband, now 36, hasn't played professional hockey since the 2010-11 season due to a hip injury that three surgeries hadn't completely fixed. His career 443 penalty minutes show he played much bigger than his 5'9", 185-pound frame.

Through ten NHL seasons, Comrie has played for the Oilers and the Ottawa Senators twice apiece, as well as the Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, New York Islanders, and Pittsburgh Penguins - i.e. many of the teams former Oilers tend to end up playing with (Doug Weight, Bill Guerin, Luke Richardson, Ken Linseman).

He hit the 30-goal and 60-point marks twice each (once with the Oilers, once in Arizona) and was a consistent point producer until 2008-09 - especially considering he started out playing in the Dead Puck Era - but his later years have hit his career stats line, where he finished with 168 goals, 197 assists and 365 points in 589 regular-season games, with just 4 goals, 6 assists and 10 points in 32 playoff games.

Of note, he is one of the rare players who came up as part of Edmonton's young core at the turn of the millennium who didn't stick around long enough to make it to the 2005-06 Stanley Cup Final, instead reaching it the following year as a depth player with the Sens, whose offense was carried by Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza and Dany Heatley.

Here he is retrieving or playing the puck ahead of Brenden Morrow of the Dallas Stars on card #34 from Upper Deck's 2001-02 SP Authentic set, which he signed in blue sharpie, tagging his uniform number (89) at the end:
It shows him wearing the blue (away) uniform the team wore from 1996 until 2007, with the oil driller patch on the shoulder and bronze instead of orange in the colour palette.

No comments:

Post a Comment