0369: Reviving the Golden Seals


We wrap up our week of team revivals with a humorous take from Liam Peacock on the California Golden Seals. Liam imagines a world where the Seals didn't leave the Bay Area in 1976. Within this alternate history, he's created a progression of uniforms the team might have gone through over the years — based on the styles and trends of the NHL.

I was amused at what happened with the team's look in the '90s — a "style" problem that plagued real NHL teams like the Sabres, Oilers, Islanders and Capitals. In the early 2000s, a simpler-is-better approach started to emerge. And by the late 2000s, a lot of those older teams made modern updates to their classic uniforms — like the Sabres, Oilers, Islanders and Capitals.

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