Roll up the Rim Tim

Roll up the Rim to Win

We finally received our shipment of McFarlane NHL Legends Series 8….and they look pretty awesome. This assortment contains one of my all-time favorite players: Tim Horton. I blogged about Tim in an earlier blog….Read it here!

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This assortment also consist of:

  • Terry O’Reilly – Finally a Boston Bruin….We also definitely need more Irish guys!
  • Wayne Gretzky – Enough of him….we don’t need another Wayne figure!
  • Mario Lemieux – Super Mario is always a class act….so yea….I’m cool with this figure.
  • Terry Sawchuk – Great goalie from the good ole times!
  • Theoren Fleury – What the freak is he doing with these other guys! Look, I feel bad about what happened to him (getting molested by his junior coach) but he shouldn’t be with these guys. There are hundreds of other HOF players that could have been added instead.

The paint finish looks much better than previous series and overall they appear to be higher quality. I still question their player selection for each series though. Remember, you can always pick up individual figures or a set. You can also buy a sealed case of 8 figures and hope to get that valuable chase figure. We only have a limited amount of sealed cases left…..check it out at www.cmdstore.com.

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terry sawchuk figure

McFarlane Hockey Figure Collection – Just one word: Awesome!

McFarlane Hockey Figure

One of our best McFarlane NHL Hockey Collector, Jean, sent some pictures of how he likes to display his collection. It looks freakin’ awesome! All he needs is a replica of the Stanley Cup and you are in hockey heaven!

If you have a massive collection of your own and you want me to feature it on this blog, just send pics to david at cmdstore dot com. Don’t forget to include your name along with your location (NO…not your home address, just the city or country).   I have no intention of stalking your house….I just want to see your pics and drool on my keyboard (in my underwear).  Wait, that didn’t come out right!

Searching for McFarlane NHL Sports figures to complete your collection, then make sure to take a look at what we have in stock at www.cmdstore.com

Series 21 of McFarlane’s NHL Action figures!

The latest addition to the awesome line of NHL action figures from the folks at McFarlane Studios has now arrived at our online store.

Boasting the high levels of detail and the stunning likenesses of its predecessors, Series 21 includes

– Sidney Crosby 3

– Jason Spezza 2

– Mats Sundin 3

– Roberto Luongo 3

– Paul Stastny

– Carey Price

– Alex Tanguay

– Sheldon Souray

For collectors, we’ve also got a Carey Price variant with a white mask, found here.

Martin Brodeur hits All-Time Wins as Devils Goalie

Martin Brodeur New Jersey Devils

As the son of the Montreal Canadiens’ official photographer, Martin Brodeur grew up idolizing the Habs.

And nowhere was this love for the hometown team more evident than in the spring of 1986, when he and a friend rode their bikes for an hour to downtown Montreal to celebrate the club’s 23rd Stanley Cup.

As the parade of convertible cars made their way down St. Catherine’s Street, the crowd cheered for their heroes of the day. There was captain Bob Gainey, star defenceman Larry Robinson, high-scoring winger Mats Naslund and young players like Brian Skrudland and Claude Lemieux.

But the biggest star in that improbable championship was a lanky 21-year goaltender named Patrick Roy, a cocky youngster who had yet to discover how much of an impact he would have on the game.

No one knew yet about the level of greatness that Roy would later achieve, and how a young boy admiring him from afar would join – and one day surpass that very same level.

On March 17, Brodeur – a career goaltender for the New Jersey Devils and a surefire Hall of Famer – added a significant record to his NHL resume, becoming the NHL’s career wins leader and passing childhood hero Roy with 552 victories.

The 36-year-old has been chasing Roy’s many records since he broke into the NHL in 1992, and any way you slice it – the two goaltending legends will alway be measured against one another.

Martin Brodeur McFarlane Sports FigureBrodeur will be remembered as a calm, collected goaltender who is rarely fazed, while Roy’s fiery, win-at-all costs attitude has him revered by many as one of the most competitive players the game has ever seen. While Brodeur has four Vezina trophies and three Stanley Cups on his resume, Roy will go down as arguably the game’s top playoff performer with three Conn Smythe trophies to prove it.

Patrick Roy - Martin BrodeurRoy also holds the record of 13 seasons with 30 or more wins. That’s one more than Brodeur, whose string of 12 in a row will end this season because he missed most the campaign with a torn biceps muscle that kept him out for 50 games.

While Brodeur holds the record for most 40-win seasons with seven, Roy still leads in combined regular-season and playoff wins with 702 (compared to 644 for Brodeur). The comparisons are endless, but both goaltenders will always come out as winners – with a bond that began more than two decades ago during a Stanley Cup parade in Montreal.

Martin Brodeur ToyMartin Brodeur Bio

  • Born: May 6, 1972
    Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
    NHL Seasons: 15
    Drafted: 1st round (20th overall) by New Jersey in 1990

Honours and Awards:

– 1993-94: Calder Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year)
– 1994-95: Stanley Cup
– 1996-97: William M. Jennings Trophy (Lowest goals-against)
– 1997-98: William M. Jennings Trophy (Lowest goals-against)
– 1999-00: Stanley Cup
– 2002: Olympic Gold Medal (Salt Lake City)
– 2002-03: William M. Jennings Trophy (Lowest goals-against)
– 2002-03: Vezina Trophy (Goaltender of the Year)
– 2002-03: Stanley Cup
– 2003-04: Winner, World Cup Of Hockey Championship
– 2003-04: William M. Jennings Trophy (Lowest goals-against)
– 2003-04: Vezina Trophy (Goaltender of the Year)
– 2006-07: Vezina Trophy (Goaltender of the Year)
– 2007-08: Vezina Trophy (Goaltender of the Year)

Martin Brodeur McFarlane Action FigureWe have several different Martin Brodeur McFarlane Sports figures available through our online store.  From a Team Canada uniform to the classic NJ Devils pose with the Stanley Cup, Martin always looks like a champ.  Just click the image to take a look at what is available for purchase.

Marty is now chasing the next record of most shutouts by a goalie.   Terry Sawchuck had 103 and Marty is currently at 101.  Although Marty has had some recent family problems, we wish him the best and we are all rooting for him.

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