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April 7, 1948

April 7, 1948

The Hockey News has been providing the most comprehensive coverage of the world of hockey since 1947. In each issue, you'll find news, features and opinions about the NHL and leagues across North America and the world.

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Toronto Cabbie Hockey Expert Picks Wrong Audience!

TORONTO, Ont.—Taxi drivers are noted for their loquaciousness and wide knowledge on a variety of subjects—but there’s one Toronto cabbie who picked the wrong audience recently. All unwittingly, he selected a group of hockey experts before whom to air his views on the Toronto-Boston playoffs. It happened this way. On Saturday, March 2 7, the hockey men hopped in a cab at the Royal York Hotel and asked to go to Maple Leaf Gardens, where Hamilton Tigers were playing Sault Ste. Marie in an Ontario Senior playoff. “Going to the Gardens, eh?” asked the hackie. “There a game on there this afternoon?” After being told there was, he said, “Oh, that so? I knew there was a game here tonight, though.” Feigning surprise, the occupants of the cab asked what game that was. “Oh, Boston’s…

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THE FAN FORUM

EACH IN ITS PLACE Dear Sir, I have a suggestion to make; it is not a very important point. If possible I would like to see each hockey league confined to a special place. For instance, the National Hockey League to its own section. All the facts and figures of games and players. I fully realize, however, that this is the first season for THE HOCKEY NEWS and all things can not be done in one term. The reason for writing this note is to obtain from you the first and alternate teams in the National Hockey League for the 1945-46 and 1946-47 season. Gerald McArthur Sydney, NS. (1945-45 First Team: Durnan, Crawford, Bouchard, M. Bentley, Richard and G. Stewart. Alternate Team: Brimsek, Reardon, J. Stewart, Lach, Mosienko, Blake. 1946-47 First Team: Durnan, Reardon, Bouchard, Schmidt,…

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Ex-Boston Star Likes AHL Play Over NHL Brand

MONTREAL, Que.— Every hockey fan knows what’s wrong if anything with hockey. Maybe the rules need changing, maybe the game is too rough, maybe the officiating poor. Maybe things are okay just as they ar4. The business man who came to town, interested in scouting junior players, had his opinion: “The future of hockey lies in cutting out the illegal charging, and the holding and the interference.” The erudite gentleman was the roughest, toughest and most-penalized player perhaps of his day—Eddie Shore. Shore, the bruising bouncer on the old Boston Bruins’ defence, now is a hockey magnate himself, owner of clubs in the American and United States leagues. “I think we’re playing better hockey, comparatively, in our American league than they’re playing in the National league,” said Shore. “Don’t get me wrong. I don’t mean in…

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Huskies and Pla-Mors Count On Experienced Players For Victory

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. It’s in the “clutch” games of the playoffs where experience so frequently turns the tables In Series “A”, a best 4-in-7 series for the Directors’ Cup and League championship is now being played between the Kansas City Pla-Mors and Houston Huskies. Players like Hank Blade, Ray Powell, Larry Silvestri, Doug Baldwin, Red Mitchell and Doug Jackson of Kansas City are veterans of playoff action. Blade’s playoff record is as good as any players. The husky forward registered 15 points in the playoffs of ’46, and 11 last spring. His brilliant play had much to do with Kansas City winning both playoff championships. Powell was also with the Pla-Mors last spring and was credited with 13 points. Silvestri, Minnesota-born winger, came up with seven goals in the playoffs of ’46, and eight…