Anyhoo, like the title shows we got some Goalie Project cards to cross off the list. Starting with Mika Noronen:
This is a triple of this particular card. Mika's time in Vancouver did not last very long, in fact he only lasted 4 games. After Noronen's stint in Vancouver in 2005-06 he jumped to the KHL, the SEL, and then the SM-liiga.
Noronen's Rookie Card is from 2000-01 when he was in Buffalo.
Above is one of my favorite Canuck back-ups of all time. When Luongo had a "technical difficulty" in the 2007 play-offs against the Ducks in what was the Canucks final game of the play-offs. Sabourin had to go in as an emergency back-up for the first 5 minutes of the second overtime. He survived what was an insurmountable attack by the eventual cup winners. Later it was implied that Luongo's difficultly was...well...he had to go number 2 (if you're picking up what I'm laying down). Anyways, I couldn't find the video on YouTube but it was one of the greatest moments by any Canucks back-up. Also one of the most embarassing moments for any Canucks goalie (nudge, nudge Luongo).
Now this is a fantastic card! I got this card in a package that Brett sent over my way, and I love the design and layout of the cards. Sabourin's rookie card is numbered out of /1750. I'm not sure if you can see or not because of the scan, but it's on the bottom right corner of Sabourin's picture.
So after these 4 cards I still need one more card to complete these two keepers. I have:
1) a rookie card
2) a card in a Canucks jersey
3) a card in another teams jersey (excluding the rookie cards)
Here's where I'm at:
GO NUCKS GO!