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Sometimes, the term “cutting edge” can be a figurative description; sometimes, it’s meant to be literal. In the rarest of circumstances, though, it’s both — and that’s certainly the case with Panini America’s 2013-14 National Treasures Hockey. One of the most anticipated trading cards releases of this or any other year has generated considerable pre-release buzz already — and the product isn’t slated to release until late August.

Today, we’re showcasing yet more images that serve to substantiates the hype: The cutting-edge (literally and figuratively) and quite brilliant Treasured Steel insert featuring pieces of acetate-encased game-used skate blades from some of the best players in the NHL.

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Panini America 2013-14 National Treasures Hockey Pre-Ink (67)

If the 2013-14 product season really is the last you’ll see of Panini America on NHL ice for quite some time, the company plans on going out with a seismic collecting bang — the kind that can only be delivered by a product boasting the name “National Treasures.” Indeed, the first-ever National Treasures Hockey release may also the last National Treasures Hockey release. But what a way to go . . .

Earlier this week, Panini America HQ was on the receiving end of a spectacular first shipment of 2013-14 National Treasures Hockey cards. The cards were quickly counted, cataloged and QC’d before being expedited to the players on them to receive on-card autographs. Luckily, Panini America NHL Brand Manager Chris Barr tipped me off to the cards’ arrival so I could snap a few pre-ink pics before the cards got sent out.

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ScoreManziel Panini America , the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today that it has signed NFL prospect, Heisman Trophy  winner and former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel to a multiyear agreement that will include his first NFL-licensed Rookie Cards  and autographed trading cards.  In addition, Johnny Manziel will join Panini as an exclusive athlete for autographed memorabilia through Panini Authentic , the autograph and memorabilia division of Panini America.

Manziel joins other exclusive Panini Authentic athletes including NBA superstars Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Kyrie Irving, and NFL stars Andrew Luck and EJ Manuel.

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Happy Easter Everyone

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Whether it’s tracking down eggs or tracking down those last few Panini America cards to finish your set, collectors and Easter celebrants share one very important emotion: The thrill of the hunt. And today,The Knight’s Lance honors that fact with a special 2014 Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt that will allow 10 lucky collectors to fill their collecting baskets with some special treats.

Below, we’ve provided links to some preview galleries that have appeared on The Knight’s Lance in recent weeks. Within those galleries, we’ve hidden five special yellow eggs marked with the Panini America “P.” All you have to do is find them. Once you have, simply tell us — AS A COMMENT TO THIS POST — which five images those eggs appeared on.

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Last Wednesday, it was unclear if Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen would even be able to play after dealing with concussion symptoms. It turns out that he played well enough to head the NHL’s three stars of the week alongside second-place finisher Adam Henrique and third-place finisher Darcy Kuemper.

Franzen, 34: Scored three goals and two assists for five points in two games. His hat trick helped Andrew Hammond notch his first NHL appearance. He also got into a war of words with Ottawa Senators forward Chris Neil, who called him “gutless” for backing down from a fight. Franzen clearly got the last laugh as Detroit won both of its games.

He has 28 points in 33 games this season.

Henrique, 24: The New Jersey Devils forward might have fresher legs after the Olympic break, as he recorded three straight two-point games for six points in…

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Dallas Stars head coach Lindy Ruff hopes to get the 600th win of his career in a fitting way: by beating the Buffalo Sabres, aka the team he won most of his coaching games with on Monday. Coverage (including an NHL Live preview) begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN and via the link below.


The Stars hope to tighten their loose grip on a wild card spot in the Western Conference. They’ve been a team altered considerable by a trade in the summer, as Tyler Seguin has made the star jump many hoped for.

Speaking of trades, Buffalo truly moves on from that big Ryan Miller trade on Monday. Jhonas Enroth will play ahead of newly traded Jaroslav Halak while Chris Stewart hopes to make an impact in Buffalo, even if his stay with the Sabres may be notably brief.

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