Nagement poor ownership poor coaching poor decision making Trading
AWAY DRAFT PICS FOR WORN OUT PLAYERS GREAT STORIES draft pics for worn out players Great stories the players and insight into league business What I skimmed over was game play by play from 1967 78 I could care less that player scored at game play by play from 1967 78 I could care less that player X scored at of the third period in a 5 1 loss The meat of the book is about ownership like 6 different owners poor business strategies etc the chapters on moving to Cleveland were extremely insightful Complete team stats in the appendix fun to review As a life long And left behind a long trail of broken dreams Live seals were used as mascots players wore skates that were painted white on an almost daily basis and draft picks were dealt away nonchalantly like cards at a poker game One general manager was hauled in for uestioning by mysterious men because hed mismanaged a player contract while one of the teams goaltenders regularly spat tobacco juice at the feet of referees The California Golden Seals examines. ,
This was a well researched book about A Subject That Many People Have Completely subject that many people have completely about It was well written and covered everything about the long departed Seals I would have loved to hear of the day to day details from former players to get a slightly better feel for what went on for each of them to eep their sanity But otherwise I thought the book was informative and fun Great book that brought a childhood team to life and I lived in CT The book is well written and researched Fascinating story about poor ma. Hockey
Has Had Its Sharehad its share bizarre tales over the years but none compares to the fascinating story of the California Golden Seals but none compares to the fascinating story of the California Golden Seals team that remains the benchmark for how not to run a sports franchise From 1967 to 1978 a revolving door of players apathetic owners and ridiculous marketing decisions turned the Seals originally based in Oakland into hockeys traveling circus The team lost tons of money and games cheated deathoften than Evel Knievel. An of the Seals I thoroughly enjoyed reading the story of the
Seals and their journey from being one of the new expansion teamsand their journey from being one of the new expansion teams their demise and merger with Minnesota As a young boy in
the East Coast of Canada most of the Seals stories came from Hockey publications so we neverEast Coast of Canada most of the Seals stories came from Hockey publications so we never what a mess was going on behind the scenes To hear the first hand accounts of ex players made this book a must read for all hockey fans I could not put it down The gift was for my father in law and he didn t put
IT DOWN UNTIL IT WAS FINIS.down until it was finis. The franchises entire mismanagedbut always interestinghistory from its ballyhooed beginnings as a minor league champion in the 1960s to its steep slide into oblivion in the late 1970s after moving to Cleveland Through a comprehensive season by season narrative and a section of definitive statistics Currier brings to life the Seals entire history with lighthearted anecdotes personal interviews and statistics about hockeys most infamous losing team. .