Thursday, 21 May 2015

The Hockey Show - Episode 140

The Hockey Show, Canada's only campus-produced hockey radio show, is back tonight with an examination into nine years of hockey action! You might ask why nine years and not a decade, but there's a reason for that. The California Seals, aka the Oakland Seals and California Golden Seals, existed for that span of time and their existence was the stuff of legend. From the innovations to the downright stupidity, the Seals have a unique history, and we'll speak with a man who is making the history of the Seals his business!

This is Mr. Mark Greczmiel! Mark is a writer and producer of documentaries, and he's been a TV producer for a number of outlets including NBC and E! Entertainment. Needless to say, he's an experienced producer when it comes to good TV. He also is a transplanted Canadian living in the Bay Area who grew up watching the Seals as a kid, and that's from where his love of the Seals stems! Mark is currently running an IndieGoGo campaign to help fund the costs of producing this documentary, and he needs your help! Only eight days remain on the campaign and he's a wee bit short! Click on and see if you can help his cause in telling the story about the Seals!

We'll talk to him about the 1967 NHL expansion, the Seals' myriad of owners over the years, the on-ice and off-ice problems that plagued this team, Charles Finley, and some of the innovations that the Seals used that were adopted by the NHL! Honestly, how many of you know anything about the Seals because I learned a ton of stuff in researching this topic! We'll also talk about the IndieGoGo campaign and where the progress is in Mr. Greczmiel's documentary!

We're super-excited to have Mr. Greczmiel on the show tonight as we have lots of questions for him about the Seals and their short existence of big ideas and somewhat questionable business practices. Join us tonight on 101.5 UMFM on your radio dial in the Winnipeg region or you can listen live between 5:30pm and 6:30pm CT on your web-enabled device at the UMFM webpage! You can tweet me anytime you like by hitting me up at @TeebzHBIC on Twitter. You can also post some stuff to Facebook if you use the "Like" feature, and I always have crazy stuff posted there that doesn't make it to the blog or show. It's a hockey history show tonight as we look at the California Seals on The Hockey Show!

PODCAST: May 21, 2015: Episode 140

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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