Sunday, March 15, 2020

The 1982-83 O-Pee-Chee Dating Game (Episode 9)

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.

Episode 8 ended in a tie between Keith Brown and Brad Palmer. You can still go back and vote to help break the tie!

Now let's start the 9th round and introduce the bachelors chosen by the randomizer! [APPLAUSE]

And folks, we've got a pretty special episode tonight. There's electricity in the air, and young ladies have been swarming the studio since early this morning. Let's introduce the bachelors and find out why.

Bachelor number 1: Left wing from the New Jersey Devils, Paul Gagne

Bachelor number 2: Center from the Edmonton Oilers, Wayne Gretzky



Okay, thank you. Thank you ladies, thank you. Okay. We've still got one more bachelor to introduce, now. Thank you.

Bachelor number 3: Left Wing from the Chicago Black Hawks, Al Secord

Now let's find out more about these bachelors from the back of their cards.

You see, ladies? You made such a scene that Wayne got a little bashful and just couldn't think of anything interesting to share with us. But we've got to start voting. Who will the winner be this week?

Bachelor number 1: Former Spitfire Paul Gagne, who set a record as the youngest player in the NHL just a couple of years ago.

Bachelor number 2: Wayne Gretz...


Bachelor number 3: Boxing man Al Secord.


  1. These fellows aren't much on sharing about themselves. Gagne is a Devil so there's problem one. What nice girl want to take Satan home to meet her mother?? Ah Gretzky. All the girls want him. I see nothing but interference for the future Mrs. Gretzky. Al isn't just a Blackhawk but also Mr. Reliable with a 509 game streak. What gal doesn't want a dependable fellow? A boxer too? Are pillow fights in their future? It's number three for me!!!

    1. Some of the ladies in the photo above just can't understand your reasoning. But Mr. Secord takes an early lead!

  2. They don't call him The Great One for nothing.

    1. I'm trying to imagine what his life must have been like in the '80s. Those photos above are from the era of the Beatles, but Wayne-O must have had similar crowds, don't you think?

  3. The only info we have on these guys is that Secord (he of the 300+ penalty minutes) enjoys boxing. Normally I'd go with the Devil but he's got no chance against the Great One. That's an awesome card, btw.

    1. Maybe O-Pee-Chee figured Wayne didn't need any interesting information on the back of his card.