This is the 34th in our summer series in which we are pulling hockey cards at random from a box and then writing about them.
If there is one thing this PBS series is teaching us, it’s that hockey card writers are a sly bunch. Case in point, this card:
From the front, it looks like a basic card celebrating the accomplishments of one J.S. Giguere. From the back, however:
Yes, that does say, “When he’s on”… We’re pretty confident the genius behind this passive aggressive gem was hoping he had enough card space to write, “When he’s on, Giguere is highly capable of stopping pucks with his enormously outsized padding. When he’s off, he ducks.”
And yes, we did just resort to making fun of Jiggy for ducking. But you know what? It’s 11 o’clock on a worknight, it’s July 30th and hockey is still 40+ days away, we’re drunk off the awesomeness that is the first BLT of the summer, and Giguere stole Marty’s 2003 Conn Smythe.