Hello everybody! It’s been two weeks since my parental depart kicked in and I couldn’t be happier. I’m much less harassed. I’m sleeping effectively. I’ve been getting numerous recent air and sunshine. Life is nice. And my Habs are surprisingly nonetheless within the playoffs, which I by no means would have imagined only one month in the past.
Let’s get right down to enterprise, lets? So who’s the thriller Seal whose signature graces that uncommon 1967 pre-season-era stick? To recap, the participant in query by no means performed an official sport for the Seals, but his signature is on the stick, proper subsequent to Bob Lemieux, the opposite thriller Seal whose id was revealed final week. I’m pleased to say that Susan Edman had the proper guess, and it’s none aside from the legendary Jacques Plante, whose Seals profession amounted to all of half-hour and two targets in opposition to in a single exhibition sport. There isn’t a lot proof that he ever performed for Oakland, however this stick positively proves he was there, making this artifact, in my view, one of many rarest in workforce historical past.
On your studying pleasure, I’ve added a bit concerning the Seals’ Gary Sabourin, whose arrival in 1975-76 helped the workforce improve its level complete from 51 to 65. The article comes from the Objective journal I used to be despatched just a few weeks again, and I’ll put up extra stuff from it within the coming weeks. Gotta love these outdated timey magazines! I actually need to get again on eBay and begin in search of extra. You possibly can learn all about Gary Sabourin proper right here.
There are solely two weeks left to solid your vote for this yr’s Seals Corridor of Fame inductions, so in the event you haven’t but voted, you are able to do so by clicking on this hyperlink. I do know it’s playoff time, however typically you simply need to do your civic responsibility and provides democracy a hand.
Till subsequent time, keep gold!