If you like old time hockey, collecting cards, stats, and sports history in general, be sure to check out these sites. Please report any dead links to Steve.
The California Golden Seals Story: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/california-golden-seals-story/id1189538880?ls=1
This is the link the Mark Greczmiel’s excellent 96-minute documentary on the history of the California Golden Seals. If you’re a Seals fan, it is totally worth your time and money to download this film.
Bay Area Radio Museum: http://bayarearadio.org/site/sports/
Some very neat radio broadcasts here from the Seals Western League days courtesy of Booster Club member and former Seals employee Len Shapiro. First, there are 15 minutes of broadcast time from the overtime period of game seven of the 1963 Lester Patrick Cup final, which the Seals won. Then there are 40 minutes from the sixth game of the 1964 final against Los Angeles, which the Seals also won to capture their second championship. Finally, a bit of an oddball game: a very wild February 16, 1966 contest between the Seals and… Quebec Aces? Yup, and you can 105 minutes of that broadcast.
Society for International Hockey Research: http://www.sihrhockey.org/__a/public/main.cfm
This is the world’s largest hockey research organization. Sign up for a small annual fee, and gain access to a wealth of pro and minor hockey statistics, articles from authors, both amateur and professional, and contact info to many other researchers who have dabbled in all domains of hockey history.
Good Seats Still Available: http://goodseatsstillavailable.com/
I strongly recommend Tim Hanlon’s podcast to anyone who has any interest in obscure, defunct sports leagues and teams. So far, there have been three episodes with links to the Seals, including the very first episode with Seals documentary creator Mark Grezcmiel, another with legendary cheerleader Krazy George Henderson, and of course episode 37 with yours truly. If you love old time baseball, basketball, and soccer, you’ll love the guests Tim has lined up for you!
Overtime Hockey Talk: http://othockeytalk.com/episodes-page
Want to know what’s going on in the NHL right now? Check out Mark Paul’s Overtime Hockey Talk to find out all of the latest news and rumours in the NHL. Once in a while there are also episodes that dive deep into the history of hockey, such as the episode I recorded back in December 2017, so there’s something for everybody who has an interest in hockey.
Hockey Reference: http://www.hockey-reference.com
This is an excellent source for hockey statisticians. It is a great place for anyone to start their own hockey research.
Chris Creamer’s SportsLogos.net: http://www.sportslogos.net/
Looking for a logo from a long-forgotten franchise? Chances are you’ll find it here.
Ever wanted to know what kind of stick Sidney Crosby uses, or what kind of gloves Connor McDavid prefers, GeerGeek has the answer for you. It is a one-of-a-kind NHL equipment database that is sure to interest anyone who wants to feel like a pro when the skate out on the ice.
Another great source for hockey statisticians, but with some added emphasis on hockey card checklists and minor-league hockey stats. Has an easy-to-use search engine as well so you can find all the stats you’re looking for quickly.
Like hockey fights? This is the site for you, but it’s really a lot more than that. These guys have painstakingly listed every fight in NHL history, and there are discussion groups about several classic tussles, statistics, and other NHL news, making Hockeyfights.com a site all hockey fans should bookmark.
The Hockey Summary Project: http://hsp.flyershistory.com/
If you’re looking for game summaries, this is the place for you. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page, choose a season, then choose a team, and you’ll find scores and game summaries for every game your team played that season.