Hi everyone! Thanks to everyone who has gone out and purchased a copy of my book! So far, reader reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, so thank you to everyone who has written positive feedback on various websites. As I continue my (virtual) publicity tour, I’d like to draw your attention to a few things that may be of interest to you. First, is a great piece about me and how I came up with the idea of writing a book about the California Golden Seals from Society for International Hockey Research member and author Greg Oliver (Gratoony the Loony: The Wild, Unpredictable Life of Gilles Gratton, Father Bauer and the Great Experiment: The Genesis of Canadian Olympic Hockey, and Don’t Call Me Goon: Hockey’s Greatest Enforcers, Gunslingers, and Bad Boys). You can read Greg’s story on the SIHR website: http://www.sihrhockey.org/__a/public/column.cfm?cid=4&aid=488. And while you’re at it, think about signing up to the organization so you can have access to tons of great hockey material, including blog entries, statistics databases, and the SIHR yearly research journal.
I will also be doing a Reddit AMA on Monday, November 20, from 9-10pm EST, if any of you are interested in asking me questions about the Seals, Barons, or my book.
I will also be getting the podcast treatment this Monday morning as well from Tim Hanlon of Good Seats Still Available, so be sure to check it out here.
As for new material on this site, there is a new Overexposed for you, and it features Hall-of-Famer Jean Ratelle in a classic 1978-79 O-Pee-Chee catastrophe. Enjoy!
I’ve also added a new section to the website where I will review review all sorts of hockey books, many of which will have some sort of connection to the Seals. This week, I review Dennis Maruk: The Unforgettable Story of Hockey’s Forgotten 60-Goal Man.
Until next time, stay gold!