Preview of 2016 California Golden Seals Qualifying Tournament

2016 California Golden Seals Qualifying Tournament

2016 California Golden Seals Qualifying Tournament

Here is a little description of each team in the tourney:

  1. ’75-’76 California Golden Seals (27-42-11, 65 points (4th in Adams Division), DNQ for Playoffs)
  2. ’68-’69 Oakland Seals (29-31-11, 69 points (2nd in West Division), Lost in Quarterfinals)
  3. ’71-’72 California Golden Seals (21-39-18, 60 points (6th in West Division), DNQ for Playoffs)
  4. ’69-’70 Oakland Seals (22-40-14, 58 points (4th in West Division), Lost in Quarterfinals)
  5. ’67-’68 Oakland Seals (15-42-17, 47 points (6th in West Division), DNQ for Playoffs)
  6. ’74-’75 California Golden Seals (19-48-13, 51 points (4th in Adams Division), DNQ for Playoffs)
  7. ’72-’73 California Golden Seals (16-46-16, 48 points (8th in West Division), DNQ for Playoffs)
  8. ’70-’71 California Golden Seals (20-53-5, 45 points (7th in West Division), DNQ for Playoffs)

The ’71-’72 California Golden Seals represented the franchise in the Second Annual Ultimate NHL Playoff as the 38th seed, but were promptly swept in the First Round by the 27th-seeded ’82-’83 Minnesota North Stars. In the inaugural UNP, the ’75-’76 California Golden Seals suffered the same defeat at the hands of the ’79-’80 North Stars.

Players to Watch:

  • G – Gary Smith – The goalie spent four seasons with the franchise with his best being the ’68-’69 season where he posted a 2.97 goals against average, which was second best only to his ’71-’72 season (2.42) when he won the Vezina with the Chicago Black Hawks.
  • RW – Al MacAdam – During the ’75-’76 season, he had the second-best individual season, point wise, for a Seal in the franchises history. He posted 32 goals and 31 assists for 63 points.
  • C – Dennis Maruk – Partnered with MacAdam for the ’75-’76 season, he posted the third-best individual season, point wise, for a Seal in the franchises history with 30 goals and 32 assists for 62 points.

The tournament results will be posted on the next weekday at 1 pm EST!

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