I picked up three packs of 1993-94 Fleer Ultra hockey the other day. You can find the best of the three over at A Pack To Be Named Later. Here are a few choice cards from the other two packs:
Interesting choice going with the pink "POST SEASON TRADE" circle.
Random fact: Irbe suffered a serious injury in the 1994 off-season when he was attacked by his own dog.
Oates would finish third in the league with 142 points in 1992-93. He enjoyed another fine season with Boston in 1993-94 as he again finished third in the point race, this time with 112 points. I'm not sure why Oates isn't in the Hall of Fame. I believe his 1,420 career points are the most of any eligible player not in the Hall.
Kurri, Gretzky, and the Los Angeles reached the Stanley Cup finals in 1992-93, but would not be so lucky in 1993-94. They finished near the bottom of the Pacific division and missed the playoffs altogether.
Your 1993-94 +/- leader!
Ulf, along with Ron Francis and another player, was shipped from Hartford to Pittsburgh in one of the most one-sided trades in NHL history. He's also partly responsible for ending Cam Neely's career.
Zalapski was part of the same Francis trade but going the other direction, from Pittsburgh to Hartford. He was the only Whaler in the three packs I opened.
Primeau had a career year in 1993-94, with highs in assists (42) and points (73).
C.J. is a Massachusetts guy, so he was probably excited when he was dealt from Calgary to the Bruins during the 1992-93 season. Unfortunately for him, after seeing action in 15 games with the B's that year he would never play in an NHL game again.
Set chunks and one more PWE - This will be my last blog post at The Collector for a while, and my last basketball post for a long while. I'm still working on fitting all of the cards...