Woohoo! It’s my last day at work before my holidays! Two weeks of sitting in the backyard with the cats, drinking coffee and beer, and catching up on my summer reading. I haven’t had a long holiday since Christmas, so I’m definitely due. This last day has been one of the longest, and I’ve been struggling to keep my eyes open since about 9 o’clock this morning. I always fear the last day before going on vacation, because my brain and body always buy a ticket out of town a day before I can officially do the same. I yawn constantly, I search the office kitchenette for toothpicks to hold my eyelids up, and I have absolutely no interest in doing anything productive, but I have to make it seem like I’m really busy.
Anyway, on to more serious business. New to the site this week is a profile of Seals coach Fred Glover, and how the team showed so much improvement over the course of the 1968-69 season that the AHL legend garnered attention as the NHL’s coach of the year. He would end up winning the award at the end of the season, but only unofficially (from The Hockey News) because the NHL hadn’t yet started handing out hardware for the league’s top bench boss.
The other new addition this week is a goofy-looking piece of cardboard featuring Luke Richardson and his award-winning science fair project. You heard that correctly. And if you didn’t, you must be new to this site, because if you are a regular, you really can’t be shocked anymore by any cards I present you. At this point, you have literally seen it all.
Since I will be on holidays with the wife and kid next week, no updates next week, I’m afraid, but that doesn’t mean you can’t come back and revisit some of your old favourites, like Rogie Vachon’s hairy chest, Crayola Fun Time with preschoolers, Rene Corbet staring down the blade of a hockey stick, that chicken always looking for a fight, Mike Grier wishing he was back in college, and trying to guess why Ted Bulley’s face looks like a rat exploded.
You can also visit the survey section to place your vote on which Seals uniforms you think were the sharpest from the 1961-1970 era. In a few weeks, the next group of uniforms will be announced, and the winners of each group will face off so we can find out which Seals/Barons uniform was the best.
Until next time, stay gold!