This is Sheldon Kannegiesser. His hockey card said something like “Sheldon has the longest last name in the NHL” which tells you how badly the Hallmark hockey card writers were looking for information during the first big expansion.
Some of those hair styles in the crowd are coming back, and I think that’s Cal Nichols maybe three rows up behind Clarence Campbell in the maroon jacket. Sheldon was a pretty good player by expansion standards, he could do some things. Zipping through the internet he appears to have settled in California, one can never blame a kid from North Bay for settling in a land of endless summer and beautiful women.
The Kings are a horrible hockey team again this year but it seems to me it’s at least partly by design. The gap between their best goaltending and their worst, the gap between their best defensemen and their worst is wider than anyone else in the league and that includes the Oilers.
The Oilers are on a nice run here, but the Kings are a club who can reach out and bite you if there’s a letdown or if the team is looking beyond tonight’s game. Our town team has fallen victim to every other malady this season, one hopes they can avoid this one.