Tuesday 20 March 2012

Unlikely Heroes: Christian Dubé

I wanted to add something new to the blog, going through my boxes of hockey cards recently I grew nostalgic after coming across a few cards from players who I had a love for as a kid - but their careers never exactly panned out how I had anticipated.

My first featured player who I once held close to my hockey card heart as a young collector was two time WJHC champ and former New York Ranger, Christian Dube.

Not sure why I fell in love with Christian Dube at the age of 11; maybe it was because he was a highly touted prospect coming into the league during the 1996-97 season.  Maybe it was the fact that he just won a gold medal with Team Canada at the WJHC in '96 - The World Juniors were a big thing for me and my Dad during those years.  Or maybe it all was just in his last name, Dube... Du-be - rolls of the tounge, hell I still like it just as much as I did sixteen years ago.

But what I can remember very clearly is going to my first ever flea market and searching out for his cards, thinking this guy was the next superstar.  I mean, he was part of every rookie sub-set from every set I collected during that time - this guy had to something special, right?!

And there was the ridiculous amount of times I "created a player" in NHL 95 under the name Christian Dube, obviously placing him on whatever roster I was partaking my hockey video gaming season in.  True love for a player right there everyone.

Dube would play a whole 33 games in the NHL, accumulating a total of 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) - he would see some time in the AHL before taking the trip across the waters to Europe to play.

Although Christian Dube has been long forgotten by most fans of the game but thanks to EA Sports I can still relive my childhood memories of placing him on my dynasty roster, now without the "create a player" feature - 'cause Dube can be found in the game under the Swiss-A league.  Not that I ever choose to anymore.


  1. Hah, nice, I have a vague recollection of this guy. I'd love to read some more of these posts, great idea.

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