Greetings to all fellows baderisomaniacs of the world!
How did the celebration of Balderis’ birthday go?
Here is one of the new memorabilia photos to your memory sticks – Helmut Balderis practicing with the Minnesota North Stars in October 1989.
Certainly, I am biased on this subject matter, but I still think Balderis’ heroics in the NHL at 37 were pretty impressive. Being a rookie at 37 in the major hockey league in the world… 5 years past official retirement from the Game… Well, it wasn’t bad at all. One can only wonder about Balderis playing in the NHL much earlier in his career.