Sunday, June 23, 2019

The 1982-83 O-Pee-Chee Dating Game (Episode 4)

Welcome back to The 1982-83 O-Pee-Chee Dating Game, where we'll randomly select three eligible bachelors from the set and you, the reader, will choose which one wins that date with a special lady. How do we know they're bachelors? Why, it says so right on the back of their hockey cards, that's how!

Previous episodes are available here.

Water-skier Mark Messier was the winner of episode 3. Now, let's start the 4th round and introduce the bachelors chosen by the randomizer! [APPLAUSE]

Bachelor number 1: Defenseman from the Montreal Canadiens, Rick Green
Bachelor number 2: Center from the New York Rangers, Ron Duguay
Bachelor number 3: Left Wing from the New Jersey Devils, Aaron Broten

Let's find out more about them from the back of their cards.

Well, maybe it was all the lights and T.V. cameras, but for the first time all three of our bachelors were too quiet to share any of their hobbies. A choice must still be made, however, so I'll help them out by providing some information. Who will it be?

Bachelor number 1: Rick Green, new Montreal Canadien with a pretty nice mustache? 

Bachelor number 2: Ron Duguay, who's known to live it up at Studio 54 in Manhattan? (Also known for his perm. Check that thing out.)

Bachelor number 3: Good Minnesota boy Aaron Broten, who's so humble that he doesn't even have a nameplate on his jersey, look.


  1. I bet Duguay wins this one, I've heard he was very popular with the ladies back in the day.

    I'm assuming that Broten's name isn't on his jersey because the franchise had just moved to Jersey - but I can't connect quite the two things for certain. Is it a training camp/practice photo? The mystery Devil in the background doesn't have a nameplate, either. Weird.

    1. Good hypothesis, Chris. I'd guess training camp as well. As for the winner, voting is still open. We've got a vote for humble Aaron, though.

  2. I'm going with Humble Aaron... in hopes that he'll introduce me to his brother Neal, so I can score an autograph.

  3. Gotta go with Broten on this one. With those penalty box minutes, he has bad boy appeal! Missing nameplate assists with the getaway.

    1. Hilarious comment. Humble Aaron takes this round.