To have fun the vacation season, we head again to Christmas Eve 1972 for one of many extra noteworthy video games in Seals historical past. The outcome itself was inconsequential, particularly because the Seals had been a pathetic 5-20-7 going into the sport and had been already gentle years out of the playoffs (if that makes any sense), however the recreation was an necessary one in NHL historical past as a result of it marked the final time anybody would play on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. It may need been as a result of just one,796 followers confirmed up, and hinted to the league that most individuals don’t wish to go to a hockey recreation earlier than stuffing presents beneath the tree for his or her children, however perhaps the league simply went all Grinch-like and felt its collective coronary heart develop three sizes that day. You possibly can learn all about this historic night time proper right here.
As is customary on this website, there will probably be no replace subsequent week since it’s Christmas, and because the NHL not schedules video games on Christmas, I may even be taking the time off. However earlier than signing off for the final time in 2020, you possibly can take a look at a model new ultra-special Overexposed induction that includes nearly everybody who performed within the league a couple of decade in the past. I’m inducting all the 2010-11 Panini Pinnacle set as we speak, my present to all of you. Take pleasure in!
I wish to want everybody a really Merry Christmas, Blissful Holidays, and maybe greater than the rest, a really, very Blissful and Wholesome New 12 months. God is aware of, after the depressing 2020 we’ve simply been by, all of us deserve a little bit break. Right here’s to seeing you all again once more in January! Keep secure, and keep gold!