Thursday, January 12, 2012
Time: 56 Days
Address: c/o Ecole de Power Skating Julie Robitaille
Item Sent: 1990-91 Score, 1991-92 O-Pee-Chee, 1991-92 Score Canadian, 1991-92 Stadium Club
Item Received: 1990-91 Score, 1991-92 O-Pee-Chee, 1991-92 Score Canadian, 1991-92 Stadium Club. All signed in black Sharpie.
Marc Bureau is one of my favorite obscure Minnesota North Stars. He only played in nine regular season games after coming over in a trade from the Calgary Flames in 1991, but asserted himself as an elite defensive center in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He played in 23 playoff games during the North Stars' Cinderella run to the Finals. He scored three goals and added two assists, but most importantly he was a shut-down defender. He was a regular for the Stars the following season, but the year after that he headed to the Tampa Bay Lightning via the expansion draft. For most of the rest decade, with the Lightning, Montreal Canadiens, and Philadelphia Flyers, he was a wonderful penalty killer and faceoff man. For me, his performance in the 1991 playoffs has a special place in my heart. I am very happy to get these cards back!