This is the first article I ever wrote for the Society for International Hockey Research, back in 2011.  It details the Seals’ 1971-72 season, which proved to be a turning point in the franchise’s history.  The team showed real promise for the first time in years, and the future seemed bright, but dark clouds loomed over the horizon, and when the storm eventually hit, the Seals were absolutely destroyed.
Download pdf version of “When Garry Met Charlie” here