The Trials and Tribulations of Daycare and Radio Chit-Chats

Hi everyone! A lot has happened in the last few days, so let me get you all caught up. First, my son has started daycare this week, so that means lots of coughing, runny noses, and oh yes, PUKING! Lots and lots of puking! Two eruptions on Wednesday, in fact, including one right at the supper table, which luckily meant he had his high chair tray in front of him at the time to catch all of the damage. It’s been a rough few days for Emmett who is starting to learn how to manage a full day without Mom or Dad there to comfort him, but he’s eating meat (finally!) and he’s also napping during the day at daycare, so there has been some positives as well. Things will surely get better as he gets used to heading off to daycare every morning, and the clinging he has been doing around Mom and Dad’s necks is probably going to disappear, although I can’t complain about the extra cuddling like that. Vomiting aside, the rest of the week has been pretty good, and we’ve got lots of new and old business to get to, so let’s get started…

If you like radio shows and podcasts featuring the Seals, you are in luck today! I had the opportunity to do a short interview with Todd Lewis of Hockey Unfiltered, which was a lot of fun.  Even more fun was finding out that my book, The California Golden Seals, is going to be featured as the radio show’s Book of the Month. I was also fortunate enough to do an interview with Pat Williams of Inside the Game just before Christmas, where we mostly discussed the chapter titles, which means the interview came out pleasantly different than the others I’ve done.  I’ve added the mp3 files of the interviews in the Video and Audio section of the site.

Speaking of my book, if you haven’t done so already, I’d really appreciate you posting your comments on Amazon so potential readers can get a better idea of what the book is about. You don’t have to write an essay or anything, just a 1-5 star review, but if you want to write a few sentences, it’s always appreciated.

Also new this week is a brand new Overexposed featuring one-time St. Louis Blue Jean-Guy Talbot.

In case anyone is wondering about the final bracket of the Seals/Barons Uniform Playoff, the jersey which was overwhelmingly chosen (in fact, EVERY VOTE went to this one) as the Barons’ best, is the 1976-77 home duds. Coming soon, we will add a new survey to determine which is the best jersey in franchise history, so stay tuned for that announcement in the next few weeks.

Don’t forget to vote for who you think deserves induction into the Seals Hall of Fame. The survey is on the right side of this page so get clicking! The winners will be announced in July at the time of Golden Seals Hockey’s two-year anniversary.

Until next time, stay gold!

Finally Setting the Record Straight

Hi everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed themselves a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday. Hopefully, your 2018 will be even better than 2017, which, I know, is not setting the bar terribly high ’cause 2017 was one freakin’ roller-coaster ride, and I don’t mean it in that fun Disney World kind of way. So Happy New Year everyone!

I finally got sick and tired of trying to get my bloody printer to work so I went out on Boxing Day and picked up a brand new one, which means I’ll finally be able to scan and post all of the cool new stuff I’ve wanted to add to the site for months now, so come back in the coming weeks for all that.

This week, I thought I would share with you an article that made feel particularly proud many years ago because it led to my own personal Seals discovery. It is an article proving that the NHL has erroneously believed all along that Bert Olmstead’s coaching record with the Seals was 11-37-16 and Gordon Fashoway’s was 4-5-1. Fleming had his penicillin. Bell had his telephone. Newton had his gravity.  And Steve Currier discovered that Olmstead’s coaching record was actually 10-32-11 and Fashoway’s was 5-10-6. That’s right, folks! Respect! OK, so it’s not exactly the electric car or the Internet, but… oh, just read the damn article to make me happy!

Also, a brand new card in the Overexposed wing of the Hockey Hall of Shame, this time featuring one-time Minnesota North Star Dave Gagner looking like he’s having real issues with the fans watching him play.

Don’t forget to keep casting your votes for the next inductees into the Seals Hall of Fame.  The survey is on the right side of this web page. All you have to do is click on the names of the players you feel are most worthy of the honour and in your votes goes into the ballot box. It’s that easy!

Until next time, stay gold!