Hi everyone! Welcome back to another week of Golden Seals Hockey! Just a little over a month before the official launch of The California Golden Seals: a Tale of White Skates, Red Ink, and One of the NHL’s Most Outlandish Teams, and I can hardly wait. I’m expecting to receive my first copies sometime in the next week or two so I’m looking forward to that. I’ll be bringing a few dozen copies of my book to Seals/Barons Night in Toronto on October 23rd, so if you’re in town, stop by St. Mike’s College at 6:30pm for an evening of reminiscing with Seals players and fans. Wayne King and Marv Edwards have just confirmed they would be coming, so more good news, folks.
Also be on the lookout for reviews of my book as I start my sort-of publicity tour. Well, not so much a publicity tour, but rather me sitting at the kitchen table sending e-mails to my publisher asking them to send copies to people who have agreed to read my book. If all goes well, you may see reviews in a few major newspapers and magazines (Hockey News, I’m looking at you… Call me!) Oh, that, and hopefully a few podcast interviews along the way too, which should be interesting since I have never been interviewed before, so it should be interesting… or a complete disaster that will be a permanent part of the fabric of the Internet for generations to come. Keep your fingers crossed!
As far as new website material goes, I’ve re-upped my subscription with Newspapers.com so I’ll be looking for new articles that escaped my clutches during the research period of my book. I’ve already found a couple of great articles, so you guys are in luck! New to the site this week is an article about how the Seals had improved over the course of the 1975-76 season. Lots of information about that season’s team awards too, which is indeed a tough area of Seals history to document due to the lack of publicity such things got during the team’s nine NHL seasons.
Finally, the other new addition to the site this week is a card that will frighten you to your very soul. I’m serious! Last week’s Emerson Etem crotch shot has nothing on this bad boy. In fact, this card features the baddest boy of all, the Dark One himself! I feel I may have gone too far with this one, and I debated long and hard whether or not I wanted to go in such a dark direction. I almost want you to just click on some other site right now and get away from here just to save you from what lurks in the Overexposed wing this week, but you’re all adults and you have free will and stuff, so all I can say is you’ve been warned! You have SOOOO been warned!
Until next time, stay gold!